Morning Colors: San Clemente Pier Walk
Paul Gavin, 2014
Original oil on canvas, 30" x 24". Contact the artist.
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Paul Gavin's "Morning Colors: San Clemente Pier Walk" oil painting on canvas is featured on the 2014 City of San Clemente Recreation Magazine. Along with regular morning pier activities, this painting captures the three stripes down the pier phenomenon. For only a few weeks in the winter the sun rising directly perpendicular to the pier creates long and wide shadows of the three piece railing all across the pier down its entire length. The colors of both the shadows are and the pier are truly "fleeting." Not only do they change every day depending upon the moisture in the air and the dampness of the pier but they also vary by the minute throughout each sunrise with the changing angle of the sun. By May, the three stripes are then visible in the evening from the the other side as the sun is setting in the west.