The isthmus here is only passable at the lower tides, leaving the rock island on the right unreachable for most of every day. I’ve always been fascinated by the bending of wave energy around both sides of the island on the higher tides. Getting to this vantage point with all my paint gear wasn’t easy, but that is all part of the fun.
Artwork Title: "Isthmus Interrupted: Most of the Time She Can’t be Reached"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2016
Additional Artwork Information:
Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 12/12/2016
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Humboldt
Miles Hiked: 2-4 Miles
Hiking Terrain: Deep Creek or River Crossing, Climbing or Vertical Scrambling Using Hands, Off Trail Wilderness Tromping, Full-On Bushwhacking
Geological Hazards: Steep or Unstable Cliffs
Botanical Hazards: Thorns and Brambles
Temperature: Uncomfortably Cool
Tags: BENDING LINES OF SWELL, EVERGREENS, JUST NATURE, LOOKING DOWN FROM STEEP CLIFFS, PLACES NOBODY MIGHT HAVE EVER STOOD AND PAINTED BEFORE, SEA STACKS, SUBMERGED ROCKS, TIDEPOOLS, YIKES! NUDE BEACH