Saturday, November 24, 2012

Rocky Shore

What a great way to spend a Thanksgiving weekend, I feel very thankful for gorgeous weather and time to paint. This little beach was difficult to scramble down to; I wouldn't have attempted it without sturdy hiking boots, it was worth it though for the solitary reverie. Study 10x8", Oil on Linen. 

On The Ebb

Standing this close to the water's edge, all I could think about was "rogue wave".  The tide was ebbing though, only one wave got my boots wet.  This study is a bit rough and unfinished, but I was growing hungry and fatigued so I bailed since I was starting to thrash it. Study 10x8", Oil on Linen. 

Afternoon Shadow

My favorite time of the year to paint at the beach is on a sunny winter day.  It has been calm, warm and absolutely glorious at the ocean.  Study 10x8", Oil on Linen. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

China Camp

I painted this study at China Camp State Park a couple of weekends ago, mostly as a demo.  It was a gorgeous day on the bay.  Study 10x7.5", Oil on Linen.