Sunday, December 16, 2007

Looking Down


S WIND 45 TO 50 KT...EASING TO 30 TO 40 KT WITH A FEW GUSTS TO 50 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. COMBINED SEAS 22 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS.
There's an indescribable feeling when you come to the end of a trail...
Or to the first viewpoint of that trail and gaze down at the surf...
Sometimes it's a feeling of disappointment as you realize...
The wind you felt in the woods was as strong as it felt...
And the waves below are blown into a mess of chop and foam...
Othertimes a left or a right peel off below you...
And you either watch briefly or hurry down the trail...
Scramble onto the beach and struggle into your wetsuit...
And paddle out stoked about your good fortune.
The watercolor above is a work by painter Jeffrey Hull...
From his website:

Jeffrey began his painting career over 30 years ago as a resident of the beautiful coastal art community of Cannon Beach, Oregon. Though primarily self taught, he did study under three Northwest Watercolorists in the early 70’s. Known for his ability to capture the beauty and moods of the places where water joins land, Jeffrey controls the difficult medium of watercolor, often in very large paintings. Recently after many years of watercolor exclusively Jeff returned to painting in oil as well. He is rarely found far from the ocean’s edge, the source of his inspiration. His deep love for the area is clearly seen in his original paintings and prints.

In 1987 after many years of displaying his artwork locally, Jeff and his wife Carol opened their own gallery. It is located on the second level of Sandpiper Square in the heart of downtown Cannon Beach and features exclusively the work of Jeffrey Hull. His representational work is displayed in the form of Original Watercolors, Oils, and Giclée & Lithograph Prints. Jeffrey is a signature member of the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists.


Jeffrey is also a long time Oregon surfer. Swing by his gallery if you're on the north coast and the surf is blown out or you're surfed out. Support the arts! And a fellow surfer.

2 comments:

gaz said...

Nice last name............. for a surfer.

pranaglider said...

this would make a great panel in a shoji screen