Updated: May 19, 2021
The lighthouse at Fort Casey overlooks one of my favorite beaches to find cool rocks. (And, this past week I found a doozey.) The wind-blown cliff gives me a great vantage point to scan the sea toward the Olympics before descending to the rocky beach. I survey the water in hopes of seeing another submarine surface one day, but it's usually just ferry traffic and barges. We return to Fort Casey again and again throughout the year, kind of like listening to a favorite song when the mood hits you.
So, when I read how Josef Albers related painting to music, with tones and melody created by gradation of both color and light intensity, in his book Interaction of Color--I knew what I wanted to paint. I used color intervals to capture the feeling I get when I'm standing on the cliffs beyond the lighthouse.