Sunday, September 7, 2014

Coastal Cliff 2

                                                    watercolor on Yupo 14x11"

                                                          Devil`s Punchbowl

This painting is a product of my trip to the central coast in July. We stayed in Gleneden Beach and toured the string of parks between Lincoln City and Newport. The geology along the coast shows it`s history very visibly; Lava meets layers of sand which have formed into Sedimentary Rock. Often you can see the actual movement of the magma. The cliffs in Devil`s Punchbowl State Park were particularly dramatic.
Now stop and think about that name.
Our country and the state of Oregon has nurtured scores of gifted poets. Yet who do they get to name the most amazing parts of the landscape? Anybody!!
Devil`s Punchbowl!! Really? Is that the best we can do? This collapsed sea cave exudes mystery and it is hauntingly beautiful!
The job of bestowing place names should belong to someone who loves words!!
I want the governor, the head of the parks dept. and Garret Hongo to go out there and do it over again.

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Portland Open Studios Tour [mid-Oct.]

Nature in the Abstract by Lynne Cunningham

1 comment:

E.M. Corsa said...

Really nice depth and control of the paint on that "paper". I'm learning.

Good luck with your naming mission!