I was looking through my reference photos and came across a memorable one from Pescadero State Beach. Before the “dot-com” money ran out, in the years I was painting full-time, I used to paint here often with early artist friends like Kim Fancher-Lordier, Ann McMillan, Julia Seelos, Cathy Boyer, Cynthia DeBenedetti , et al. We’d paint all day, and when I had the energy, I’d paint the sunset. It’s not easy painting a sunset plein air! But it was fun. You got to react, and painting quickly keeps things loose and honest.
Of course, this is from a reference photo, so I had a bit more time. I’m not entirely happy with the photo, as I’m not sure the color saturation is right (looks a bit dull). I wish I had a digital scanner for works larger than 9×12! If readers like it, I’ll add it to my show at Viewpoints Gallery (July 6-31) and you can see it in person.