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I’ve uploaded four of my Fort Bragg landscapes, painted during the time I lived in Fort Bragg. I painted with black and white Gesso and watercolors. This combination of media gives the paintings a milky appearance. Despite the awful events occurring behind my apartment, Fort Bragg inspired the creation of many paintings…which are now sold.
These four images are of a coastal park at Pudding Creek, about one mile north of Fort Bragg proper. I fell in love with these bluffs and trees and the small beach and cove at the mouth of Pudding Creek. A very active logging and supply rail-line crossed this creek high above on a trestle bridge. The natural cove and ocean sparkle provided a stunning backdrop for this man-made structure.
The Park area had seven miles of paved recreational trail from the bridge north. Off the paved trail were smaller trails leading out to the edge of the land, to the area where the trees were leaning with the force of prevailing winds. I had hoped for the bicycle/walking trail to be extended over the bridge one day so one could ride or walk the rest of the distance into town, but while I was there it remained closed and inaccessible. A non-functiong structure except for the beautiful enhancing contrast to nature that it provided.