This watercolor of a salmon troller, and dock at Garibaldi Oregon was painted in 1981. Its recorded as number 15 out of somewhere around 2,500 original watercolors and oils I’ve painted. I gave it two generous friends, Dale and Heather Goodenough back in the 80’s as a thank you for all the help they’d given me back then. Dale was an ace mechanic and often volunteered his time, helping those in need including me with my Toyota pickup. He was also an army vet who lost a leg in Viet Nam during the war. After coming to faith in Christ, he came to Cannon Beach to attend Ecola Bible School in the early 1970’s where he met Heather McNeil who’s parents started the Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center. After they married, Dale continued to give of his time helping students and those in the community with their car repairs. Heather became the director of the Conference Center, leading what grew to become a wonderful place where people could slow down, walk our beautiful coastline and experience biblical teaching and spiritual encouragement. Dale also became an exceptional message therapist and though gone is still revered by countless friends and clients for his skill and generous heart.
Like often happens to those who serve others selflessly, in the end there is not a lot financially. As Heather’s days on earth counted down, her family brought this watercolor to me asking for help finding its next owner. We have agreed to help by getting the best price possible and donating 100% of the sale to help with Heather’s final expenses.
Original Framed Watercolor 25” x 31 ½” – Image 18” x 24” – SOLD – All Rights Reserved