"Moonlight at Midway Point" by Paul McGehee
Image Size: 14 1/2" x 11" ; Edition: 2,000 S/N
Signed and Numbered: $ 100.00
Is the original still available

“Moonlight at Midway Point” by Paul McGehee. Originally thought to have been seeded during the time of Spanish settlers in the mid 1700's, the "Lone Cypress" tree stands to this very day at the pinnacle of a craggy granite bluff known as Midway Point on the California coastline at Pebble Beach. It is a very rare species, the Monterey Cypress, that grows only here and at Point Lobos to the south. Monterey Cypress trees can reach heights of 70' and live for 300 years. The windy coastline and constantly crashing surf make for a windswept look to these hearty trees. The stone base around the roots was constructed in 1941, and there once was a pathway to the tree, as depicted here. In 2019 a severe windstorm snapped off the lefthand section of the ancient tree, drastically altering its appearance from what is shown in this scene, but it continues to thrive to this day and is expected to live well into the 22nd century. Midway Point is one of the most visited tourist spots on the famous "17 Mile Drive" on the Monterey Peninsula along the shores of Pebble Beach overlooking beautiful Carmel Bay.

“Moonlight at Midway Point” is faithfully reproduced as an archival-quality print from McGehee's original color pencil and acrylic artwork, each hand-signed by the artist.