Tag Archives: tide pools

Passage Point

5 Jul

Passage_Point

18″ x 24″

The rocks at the base of Coquille Point form rooms, passages, caves and tunnels.  In this painting, the soft light filtering through the fog lit the passage that goes to the secret room accessible only at low tide.  The moss, kelp and tide pool creatures color the lower few feet of the pointy rock formations.  Soft pastels worked well to capture the misty light.

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Key Hole Rock

17 Mar

Key_Hole_Rock

24″ x 18″

This painting was done from a reference photo taken on the same evening as my earlier painting, Secret Rock Garden.  It is a fascinating place to explore and paint, different each time the ocean has a minus tide and permits visitors.  In this view, the light streams through the hole in the massive rock to illuminate the tide pools and sea life covered rocks.  I like how the tide pool points back to the window in the rock.