Wow, a great beautiful day today on the Sonoma coast! I did this study and another I’ll post tomorrow. I hope to drive down to Monterey county to paint the next couple of days.

I spent a lot of time getting accurate color and value so I can make a larger version. I don’t think this pushes color the way I like to in the studio, nor is it as loose as I’d like, but I do think it captured the scene well enough.

Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast – Oil on Linen – 6×8

Here’s my setup. This is my first week with my new 12×16″ OpenBoxM pochade box. I’m trying this one out instead of the Soltek…the later breaks too often.

Sonoma Coast Setup

1 thought on “Happy New Year from the Sonoma Coast!

  1. O! I love the painting!
    Must be the greys and the composition. Maybe the shadow on top of the mountain work well, together with the slightly surprising line of clouds to close the scene into its own world.

    Happy new year to you too Ed!

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