Jan 25, 2008

Breaking Wave

Studio painting

This was painted from photo reference taken at Pt. Loma National Monument, just below the light house. Tide pools galore when the water is out and many cliffs to explore and get lost in. This particular area is a short distance past the tide pools and requires a short hike which starts above the cliffs and zig zags steeply to get to these beauties. A risky trek to take because one false step could spell danger. I've done some plein air studies there also which will eventually become studio paintings.

Jan 10, 2008

Panchoy Lane

Oil/linen panel
Plein air

Here's a little side street in east county, San Diego. Definitely an unexplored area waiting to painted. This area was a lemon grove mecca back in the day, hence the name of the town is Lemon Grove. Some areas still have that farm community vibe with old shops and the railroad running through. Been doing little 6x8's and 8x10's lately and plan to use them for some larger studio pieces. I love doing these small ones. 30 to 60 minutes and that's it, just enough time to work from the gut and not get so caught up in details. This was executed in front of my good friend Ed's house looking east. Been wanting to do it for a while now and finally got a chance.