This view is from Bandon’s South Jetty up the river toward Old Town. The tide was receding, exposing the mud flats.
The new floating boardwalk in Florence, Oregon, runs along the buildings' structural supports in Old Town. It was the perfect vantage point to see under the old boardwalk into the watery rooms as the late afternoon sun found openings to blaze through. The water, wood and light combined for an abstract and musical effect. This is the second in the “Boardwalk” series.
This painting is named for two of the major rock formations at Bandon, Oregon. One is Cat Rock in the Face Rock Legend. The other is the large hollow Cathedral Rock with its various doors and windows. The rocks are a continual source of subject matter for paintings as the ever changing coastal light and ocean tides present them in new ways.