Glowing Bluffs

I’m still painting exclusively with a palette knife, learning the technique of managing control of the paint.  I’m also getting paintings ready for the pre-exhibition of the San Luis Obispo Plein Air event.  This reference photo is a favorite–I can’t wait to paint this spot plein air, it’s at Avila Beach in SLO County.  It has many of the subjects I like to paint in a seascape: ice plant, white bluffs, interesting shadow colors (the warm reflected light in the bluff shadow was a blast to paint).

Glowing Bluffs, Oil on Linen, 11x14
Glowing Bluffs, Oil on Linen, 11x14


5 thoughts on “Glowing Bluffs”

  1. Fantastic!! I love that green and red don’t get all mushed up. The knife work is awesome, Ed. Good luck in SLO~ I won’t be there this year, but will be looking to your blog to see what you do!

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