Forest Trail to Short Beach #760

Forest Trail to Short Beach, Oregon Coast - short beach artwork by Emily Miller
 Forest Trail to Short Beach, Oregon Coast - short beach artwork by Emily Miller
 Forest Trail to Short Beach, Oregon Coast - short beach artwork by Emily Miller
 Forest Trail to Short Beach, Oregon Coast - short beach artwork by Emily Miller
 Forest Trail to Short Beach, Oregon Coast - short beach artwork by Emily Miller
A steep, hidden forest staircase leads down to Short Beach, with peekaboo views of sand and stones, towering sea stacks, and the spillway of Short Creek. Ocean flotsam decorates the trail’s wooden benches and 100+ steps, hand-built and maintained by the local community for over 20 years.

The trail itself is an evolving landscape. Over the 5 years I've visited Short Beach, wooden rails have decayed and been rebuilt. Massive mooring ropes have been hauled off the beach, draped over railings, and later carried away. Mandalas of feathers and stones decorated a roofed alcove that has come and gone.

To me, the trail to Short Beach represents a self-regulating system of conservation and care. Repeated visits reveal the constant changes made by a group of people who love this place.

This painting is my second year's contribution to the ongoing Pacific coast pano-mural, "For the Seventh Generation," at Elisabeth Jones Art Center. 33% of purchase price benefits Oregon State Parks Foundation.

Acrylic on wood panel, 2019

24" x 48"

Original Painting Available (unframed)

$1200

Only 1 in stock!

Purchase Forest Trail to Short Beach, Oregon Coast Art Prints:

Giclee print
Laser print (8" x 10" matted to 11" x 14")
$34
  
Laser print - mini (5" x 7" matted to 8" x 10")
$25
  
Set of 8 Greeting Cards + Envelopes
$24
  
Mixed Set of 8 different Greeting Cards (indicate your image selections as a Note to Seller during checkout) $24.  


Tags:  short beach