420 mm x 600 mm - 16 1/2" x 23 1/2"
Oil on Museum grade Marine Ply
© Susan Harrison-Tustain
Richard and I were mesmerized by Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon USA. It is a hotel for book lovers.
Each room has a theme based on an author. I think our room was the Tennessee Williams room. It overlooked the quiet and expansive beach.
But most excitingly it looked out to the lighthouse in the far distance. Sitting on the edge of the bed as the sun came up and I knew I had to capture the feeling of looking out through the half opened window. The condensation and slightly torn lace curtains created an up close and personal feeling while the beach and faraway land spit with the light house on the point, really beckoned me and pulled my attention out of the room and across the water. I want the viewers of this piece to feel as if they are there in that room, feeling compelled and awed by the magnetism of looking out to that beautiful and serene view.