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This is a painting I began when my wife and I lived on Whidbey Island, in Washington State. It’s a beautiful island in the Puget Sound with spectacular views of the Olympic mountains to the west and the Cascades to the East. On the west side of the island is the Keystone ferry dock, with service to Port Townsend across the Admiralty Inlet. This is an area where I loved spending my free time. I would watch the ferry coming and going, or relax at the Keystone Cafe (great mochas) while watching the great blue herons and bald eagles.
I took a lot of liberties with the layout of the place as this point of view doesn’t exist in reality. It’s more of a combination of several different perspectives in one composition. I used many kinds of brushes but tried hard not to overwork it. It’s kind of a moody but lonely piece and it’s about choices and destiny, and questioning what the future holds.