Jun 4, 2007

Pt. Loma Morning


12x16
Oil/masonite
Studio painting

Here's a studio painting from a plein air study I painted from a couple of years back. I love to paint and render stones and rocks, especially cliffside settings like this. Mucho mucho fun. Must do more! When I did the plein air study a fog bank rolled in and I couldn't paint for about 30 minutes because of the thick fog. No kidding, I must of had 10 to 15 feet visibility. All I heard was crashing waves but couldn't see the water or rock formations in front of me while standing only a few feet from the edge of the cliff. It was a surreal and awesome feeling. This painting will be on display at the 12th Annual Masters Of The Moment group exhibit which will feature many artists living in San Diego County. The exhibit goes from June 2nd through June 30th, with a reception on Friday, June 8th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The exhibit and reception is located at 280 East Main Street in El Cajon, which is the East County Performing Arts Center. Anyone is invited, hope to see some of you there.

8 comments:

les lull said...

One of the best I have seen from you. I have a thing for the ocean, so it is easy for me to like this one. Nice balance of color and great edges.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

You really caught the humid atmosphere at the see shore. The colors are great and it is very well painted. Congrats!

Danny Griego said...

Hey, thank Les.

Danny Griego said...

Thanks Nue.

D.Wienand said...

Hi Danny Griego,
I come across your blog for the first time ever.
And I saw this very,very bad painting...
please do me favor and re-paint it- im kidding :)

I love it :)

Don
www.dwienand.de

Danny Griego said...

Thanks Don, glad you enjoy the painting!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Waiting for the fog to clear was worth it. This is a magnificent piece! You can feel the cool balminess of the misty ocean atmosphere.
Hope you have a great opening at the 'Masters of the Moment' group show!

Danny Griego said...

Thanks Jennifer. The opening was a good time. Got a chance to meet other artists in the county. More to come I hope!