28 May, 2017

I continue my work on a series of small color sketches.  Most of these remain just that: A color sketch exercise; but every so often one appeals to me enough to commit it to canvas on a larger scale. This one, which I’ve named “The Two Brothers,” is one I believe will make a great painting.

I first noticed this sea stack formation during my trip to La Push, Washington.  It can be seen from 1st Beach across from the marina entrance channel.  I sketched it in pencil and color washes  as well as photographing it for future reference material.  This is 10 x 8 inches done in acrylic on 140# watercolor paper.

I was struck by how the formation looks like two monks looking out to sea guarding the coast.  This is a recurring theme in my work and as I have mentioned before it evokes a certain mood which I’ve tried to capture with color and form.  I hope you feel it.

This can be seen on my web-site:  Gherry Taylor’s web site

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