I started this painting of China Cove before the Timerfield show at The Forbes Gallery came up. Decided to finish it, so I could focus on something else for a bit. China Cove (in Point Lobos) is an incredible place to paint, perhaps my favorite anywhere.
I think my shadows have been overly dark lately, so I’ve been seeking opportunities to “lighten up”. An old reference photo of “China Cove” in Point Lobos did the trick. The photograph was over exposed, so everything was lighter than it would have been otherwise. As I was painting this, the colors in the photo … Continue reading Painting China Cove
“Isn’t it intensity of thought rather than calmness of touch that we are seeking? And in impulsive working conditions such as these, out on site and of this nature, is a calm, well-ordered touch always possible? Dear Lord, it seems to me no more so than when on the attack in fencing.” Vincent VanGogh in a … Continue reading Seeking Balance in Plein Air Painting
Lifeguard Station 8×10 inches Unframed Oil on board $325 * The Sea Ranch 9×12 inches Unframed Oil on paper $325 * Point Lobos Darks 12×9 inches unframed Oil on paper $325 * Ventura Sunset at Sea 9×12 inches Framed Oil on paper $450 * Beach Town 9×12 inches Framed Oil on Linen $1,200 * China … Continue reading Seascape
My trek to Hearst Castle has started in Point Lobos, where I got two good days of painting in. Point Lobos is located just south of Carmel, CA, where all men wear khaki (only), and there’s no one to give my spare change to (…coincidentally, the very first store you see on your way into … Continue reading Point Lobos
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Davenport, CA (just north of Santa Cruz) has some really dramatic bluffs that make great subjects for a painting. The light/shadow colors of the bluffs are interesting because they are light colored, and so reflect light from many different sources, including the sea, land, other rocks nearby, etc. It’s a fun subject to paint, and … Continue reading Davenport Caves