Thursday, October 30, 2008

Oregon Coast...

"Sunset over Haystack Rock" -acrylic on canvas
"Beach rocks" - acrylic on canvas

This painting was a labor of love while I waited to labor in delivery. It's one of the few paintings I did while I was pregnant with my first child. It's from a photo I took of wet rocks at Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach, OR. One of the most beautiful places on the Oregon coast in my opinion. This painting will always remind me of those last days before kids - I'll probably never have time to do something this detailed again! Even though it's just a bunch of rocks, it does seem to have a "right-side-up", (besides the obvious signature). I must have taken the original photo at an angle because the top of the painting seems farther away than the bottom. Or maybe I've just stared at it waaay too long! The reaction to this painting is interesting - people either love it or they just don't get it. In any case, it's very special to me and it's hanging in my dining room for me to study anytime I want. I find it to be very calming in it's busy-ness - sort of like a good day for a mom.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

I love the Oregon coast! These are beautiful!