My last day at San Luis Obispo Plein Air, I had a relaxing morning and just painted for the fun of it. I needed that, because unfortunately, painting for these competitions can be a bit stressful…a bit like painting a commission–only 6-10 in a single week!

I continue to have fun with the texture of paint, piling it on here and doing lots of re-evaluating, and adjusting.  Sometimes it’s best to paint a stroke and leave it, but other times, it’s fun to continue refinement and use more paint, layer by layer.  That’s what I did here.

Baywood Park Pier (Los Osos) – Oil on Linen – 16×12

Tomorrow, I think I’ll paint in Golden Gate Park again, perhaps the area around Stowe Lake.  I’ve some good luck there in the past, painting the Golden Gate Pavilion (here, and here).

3 thoughts on “Pier at Baywood Park, Los Osos

  1. Thanks Jo and Mary. In hindsight, the only thing I may change is the the value of the distant sand dunes. They’re a bit too dark, not pushing back as much as I’d like. I’m not sure if it’s the photo. I’ll need to re-assess when I see this one again in person next week (I’m traveling).

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