“The Light at the End”

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 12″ x 12″
Year: 2018

I’m here to paint the coast, but I can’t see the coast on account of thick fog. Just back from the coast it’s clear enough to see through this tunnel of Cypress trees. Behind me there is blue sky and it’s early in the day- a good sign.

Even though the fog gets thicker before finally lifting, at one point causing large drops to fall from the branches scooping it from the air overhead, the view down this tunnel remained fairly constant for the hour or so that I stood and painted it.

The light at the end of the tunnel was a constant reminder to keep hope alive that the sun would prevail over this foggy haze and I would indeed so the ocean today.

Post edit:  I did indeed see the ocean, the fog burned off and this ended up being the first of four paintings I’d complete in the area today. And possibly my favorite…

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