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Carpinteria Cliffs - 6x12

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I played with the surface a little before painting this piece.  I like the feeling of linen (because it's finer than canvas) but it's still a little too porous for my liking.  I prepped this one by applying a pretty thick coat of gesso with a palette knife. I really liked the result, maybe I'll try it with some old canvases I have lying around. 

Oil on stretched linen, 6x12 inches

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Bluff Tree at Sunrise - 6x6

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It's been raining here since Friday, pretty much nonstop, our back patio is a kind of a pond now.  I love the rain, but now it's getting in the way, I have several new paintings that I need to photograph, definitely can't do that when it's pouring! 

I love this little painting though, did it back when the sun existed :) I'll be working on a larger version of it today.  
Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

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