NIGHT AT MARYMERE FALLS ACRYLICS ON CEDAR W/RED OAK FRAME WINTER 2021-22
Marymere Falls is probably the best known and loved waterfall on the Olympic Peninsula. There are several reasons for this but the fact that the falls are easily accessible to be seen is the most important one. A short drive west of Port Angeles takes one to beautiful Lake Crescent and the location of Marymere Falls. After hiking about a mile on a well-maintained and forested trail, the 90-foot falls are reached. I can’t remember when it was that we first visited the falls but we went there on many occasions. I was very fortunate to be able to make an annual autumn visit to the falls with my advanced biology class as we studied a dry-side eastern peninsula forest. In this painting I imagined what it would be like to visit the falls at night. I made the frame out of red oak using pegged, hand-joined, mortise-and-tenon construction methods. I used the Japanese technique (shou-sugi-ban) of charring and oiling the oak to finish the frame.