On opposite coast
Raising a cryptic welcome
Stands the strange angel

Half Moon Bay Surfer's Beach

Surfer's beach is the place where Half Moon Bay digs deep into the coast.   Geologists say that it is a work in progress as the Pillar Point and the Half Moon Bay harbor force the wave action against the coast here.

It is also one of the most popular beaches here and possibly the most visited on the coast.  It is beautiful beach. A small beachfront road runs along the beach. On one side is the bay and ocean and on the other side are a number of interesting buildings. An old speak-easy and now a respectable restaurant called Miramar Restaurant is always very popular.

The road and the beach-side trail it leads to, is a popular walking trail. And I am frequently drawn to it.  As I start my walk, I am immediately struck by this building.  Even in a place of eclectic buildings, this building stands out. I would stand a couple of minutes to observe the building and its magnetic presence.

It feels like every shingle here was selected from ocean driftwood and placed lovingly to create an organic whole. Every branch and every shingle seems to have a place. On top of it is the amazing statue that I have affectionately been calling the strange angel.

There are typically a number of locals and tourists around. And invariably they all stop a moment to take a look at this amazing structure. They would walk around, peer into the window and gaze in awe at the statue on top. There is a studio and meditation center here as well.

I started this painting in July 2013 and finished it just now on June 2014.  Yes, I don't have much time for this part of my lfe. I am thrilled to pour all that appreciation for this building into this painting.  I hope you enjoy it as much as i do.

About the building: http://www.halfmoonbaymemories.com/?feed=rss2&cat=463