I took a week road trip North to visit the beautiful Oregon Coast. It is amazing how much the coastline can change in only a few miles. The first thing that I noticed was the temperature change. Brookings, Oregon was warm - in the 70's and then it got a lot colder.
Oregon has these magnificent sand dunes with trees and marshes between them and the Pacific. I understand that Humboldt Bay was once configured this way and then in 1700 a mega-thrust earthquake turned it from marsh into bay. Oregon experienced the same earthquake, but it produced different results. The geology is fascinating and the shoreline is stunning.
I created this painting from a sunset I enjoyed while visiting Gold Beach - an earlier stop along my travels North. I hope to exhibit more new pieces as I complete them.