I was really sad to not participate in the annual studio tour this weekend, but since most of my studio is packed in boxes waiting for our approaching move date I guess I didn't have much of a choice :)
I'm really fond of how this little piece turned out. It was one of those afternoons that was just perfectly warm and sunny, and the purple sunset shadows were just beginning to creep up.
I don't usually like to paint outdoors, but recently I've been venturing out more and more, just to get away from the sound of the freeway (and freeway construction!) that plagues my current studio. Standing in the sand on an empty beach beats a noisy studio any day. And I'm having fun getting loose with these plein air paintings, I have a vision of what I'm striving for them to look like (and...
Considering the awful photo I had to work from (it was just kind of a blah day when we took our tour), I'm really happy with how this one turned out. I have a little bit more confidence in my ability to imagine things, like the sunlight on this bridge for instance.
Oil on panel, 5x7
Zach and I took a trip to Long Beach recently (aquarium anyone?). And I happen to find a few fun things to paint while I was there too :)
Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
This is what winter looks like in Santa Barbara, I guess I can't complain.
Oil on panel, 10x10 inches