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Bailard Avenue II - Carpinteria Landscape Painting - 18x24

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My new favorite piece. My favorite part is the palm tree shadow on the street. I considered changing the colors down there a little, to more of what they actually were...I'm glad I didn't.

california oil painting by Sharon Schock
Oil on cradled panel, 18x24 inches
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May Sunset - Carpinteria Oil Painting - 18x24

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This is another large painting that I did for the show. I gave that awful panel another chance, I added another coat of gesso first, it helped a little, but I'm still not impressed.

This show was a great push for me. I usually view my small 6x6 paintings as like an oil sketch, and then if I really like the composition and colors then I can turn it into something larger. But the problem is I get...

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Something's In The Air - California Landscape Oil Painting - 6x6

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I painted this one rather quickly, and that's usually a recipe for disaster, but I'm happy with how it turned out. I think I'm liking all my paintings of sunset better than the ones at dawn, they just feel warmer...which is usually something my color palette lacks, since I favor green and blue so much.

California Oil Painting by Sharon Schock
Oil on Ampersand Gessobord, 6x6 inches

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Palms on the Beach - Santa Barbara Landscape - 6x6

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I really liked the shadows around these palm trees around sunset last night. Trying to get more motivated to paint on my larger surfaces again. Sometimes I feel like it's big commitment, and I should just see how it turns out on a smaller size first.

Oil on Ampersand Gessobord, 6x6 inches.

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Seven AM - Carpinteria Landscape Oil Painting - 12x12

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I painted this from a photo I took on my jog yesterday morning. It was my first day painting on a larger surface, I didn't think it would be that different until I realized that it's actually 4 times the size of my normal paintings. It made me nervous but I really liked how it turned out.

Oil on cradled panel, 12x12 inches - SOLD

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