Spent a couple of days painting in the Carmel area (Point Lobos, Asilomoar, Pacific Grove). I’m really fascinated right now by the incredible color and design possibilities sand dunes covered in ice plant. The complementary red/green combinations are powerful, especially in the late afternoon and early morning light. This paitning was done around 6pm. I intend on painting a series of this subject, perhaps for hanging at Viewpoints Gallery in November.
I finished this plein air painting “The Old Veteran” at Point Lobos, CA — one of my favorite painting locations. It was a cloudy day, but this tree (really named “The Old Veteran”) really caught my eye. It communicated incredible strength, age, fortitude, and at the same time, graceful pose.
I think this is a keeper. I may enter in some shows, but don’t intend to sell. It’s hard for to part with some paintings.
I was honoored to participate in the Point Reyes Plein Air 2005 Event. This painting was done of the Marin Headlands from Limantour Beach and expresses the quite and vastness of this beautiful open space.
You can read more about this event at the Point Reyes Plein Air Event at William Lester Gallery web site.
Here’s a painting I did for this event: