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