My cares seem to evaporate when I walk on the beach especially at sunset. These two sea stacks at the south end of Cannon Beach are among my favorite to explore and paint. If it weren’t for our famous “Haystack Rock” these two would certainly be what Cannon Beach is known for. While the reflections are what people are likely drawn to, compositionally I selected the exact location to paint them from because it provides a stable triangle that is very comfortable to our western aesthetic and has been used for centuries by painters and sculptors. In essence the three rocks create a triangle with the height of the middle rock touching the line between the one on the left and the one on the right. Together they are roughly the same shape (though in reverse) as the smallest one on the left which utilizes another design principle of repetition. These tools the artist uses unify their work and communicate more than this is just a “pretty painting”.
Original Framed Watercolor 43 ½” x 63 ½” $6,500 – Image 33 ½” x 53 ½” All Rights Reserved