Portraying a hauntingly beautiful scene on the Oregon coast, this impressionist oil painting was done by listed Oregon artist Alves Harritt (1889-1984). Born in Yachats, a town on the Oregon coast, she moved to another coastal town, Lincoln City, in the late 1950's, owning and operating the Taft Art Gallery there from 1967 to 1982. She married a second time in 1971, so this painting was done prior to that date, when she changed her last name to Damrell.
This is a classic scene on the Oregon coast: a pair of tall trees scoured by the wind set against a group of fir trees, perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Done with a dry brush technique on artist's board, the paint is very flat with no impasto. The frame is a typical '70's one: faux gilded wooden molding with a beige linen liner.
The framed measurements are 20 by 25 inches; sight size is 14 1/2 by 20 and the weight is 3 1/2 pounds. The painting is in excellent condition and is signed "Alves Harritt" lower right. The frame's molding is in great shape, undamaged, while the linen is spotted, but it's not obtrusive. The paper backing is intact, but torn at the top. There is a hanging wire already installed. It's a handsome painting by a talented, noted artist.
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