Cannon Beach Bike RIde – Jill Erickson

$450

watercolor
11″ x 9″

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Cannon Beach Bike Ride
watercolor
11″ x 9″
$450

Jill Erickson
Kent, WA

The pandemic was in full swing, and we were struggling with a serious case of cabin fever. My husband and I decided to escape to the coast in Washington state, where we knew the beach spanned wide and long and the ocean breeze could keep the virus from getting us. We took the bikes and rode for hours along the ocean edge beside the waves and the pelicans, stopping often to take it all in. I took many photos that day, but this one was perfect because the shadow from the bike seat created the shape of a heart on the sand. I realized in that moment that there I was—with the love of my life in this beautiful place—and we were still healthy. And the heart on the sand confirmed that it was where we both needed to be at that moment in time. I knew I had to paint it and document it forever.