I did this painting from a photo taken during my trip to La Jolla. California. It was taken from a weird angle and I thought it would be hard to paint. I started out using just black and white to establish my value scale. I added the color last with the goal of maintaining the values that I established in black and white. This area was truly amazing. I understand what La Jolla means "the jewel" in English.
La Jolla Rock 6" x 6" (15.3cm x 15.3cm) Acrylic on Canvas Paper $100 plus $4.95 shipping and handling in the US E-mail me for International shipping rates or other inquiries.
Over the years I've contemplated these rocks from our balcony many times. I have painted it on numerous occasions. This was done on site with a very vigorous grouping of waves. I finished it in about an hour. Working on site I get the opportunity to actually see whats in the shadows.
Familiar Rocks 6" x 6" (15.3cm x 15.3cm) Acrylic on Canvas Paper $100 plus $4.95 shipping and handling in the US E-mail me for International shipping rates or other inquiries.
Normally I focus on the ocean when painting on the coast. The sun was too bright reflecting off of the ocean so I went to the tree for a break. The high sun gives the ocean an almost grey appearance-something similar to a mirror. During this visit I learned to focus on the small things and paint something different.
Oceanside Bush 6" x 6" (15.3cm x 15.3cm) Acrylic on Canvas Paper $100 plus $4.95 shipping and handling in the US E-mail me for International shipping rates or other inquiries.
This is as abstract as it gets. The sun was setting and my goal was to capture the very active waves, the sunlight reflected in between the waves and to get the feel of movement. I must admit that I am tempted to go back in and work more towards a finished painting. But that is always my struggle with painting: Knowing when to step away from the painting.
I'm still thinking on this painting. My vantage point was the balcony of our room. Part of me thinks that the rock at the very top is a distraction. I do however like the waves and glow of the painting.
I spent three days in the Fort Bragg, California area last week. I took advantage of the scenery and did a little outdoor painting. This is one of the many breathtaking overlooks that we had the chance to enjoy. I primarily worked in acrylics and pastel as they are easier to transport home.