Friday, October 27, 2006

Tyee Lodge Bed and Breakfast, Newport, Oregon

Who is she and what is her story? She drives a cherry-red ’57 Chevy that matches her dress and she stays at the Tyee Lodge Bed and Breakfast on the beautiful Oregon Coast, but why is she alone? As she looks longingly across Agate Beach towards Yaquina Head one wonders if maybe her true love is overseas fighting a war in a far off land? Could she have been recently engaged and is driving the Pacific Coast highway to visit her friend Mandy in Astoria to tell her the news in person? Or is her husband merely up in their room making them each a cup of coffee to enjoy as they set out for a morning walk on the beach?

More importantly, however, who is the neighbor with the green Volkswagen van and is that truly a ’78? Does he have the Westfalia camping kit option complete with a stove and fridge? Has he invested in a high quality stereo that produces truer sound than the original speakers that beautifully covers the noisy VW engine sound?


Top: Detail of "A Yet Unnamed Painting of Tyee Lodge Bed and Breakfast" 22" x 30" Watercolor

Below: "A Yet Unnamed Painting of Tyee Lodge Bed and Breakfast"


6 comments:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

ut oh........ too much coastal air !

great job on the watercolor !!!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I remember you said you had a green VW van....................

Michael said...

Yup, this would be my old '78 van. =)

Anonymous said...

What?

Vern Shahan said...

Michael, the progression of your work has always been a joy to follow. Now you have me intrigued, after reading your dialogue I am wondering when to expect your first short story in print. Hey keep up the great work and we will see this weekend.

Michael said...

Hi Vern, I have a hard time just posting a picture without adding some sort of commentary that I've had way too much fun writing. =)

I'll see you guys this weekend!