Monday, October 16, 2006

October 16 - Monterey Cypress

I'm already thinking about the trip to Hawaii, looking westward over the Pacific Ocean. Today's painting is of a landmark on the coast of California (think "jumping off point") from a reference photo I took oh-so-many years ago. I can't even remember where it is, I think it's along the coast of Northern California.  One of you well-traveled folks will let me know, I betcha! I've been both places, and the reference photos get jumbled in the files. 
 It's an oil, 12 x 9 inches, and what I wanted to accomplish in this one was to have a contrast of soft distance against the stark shape of the pine, without losing the brushwork of the sky and fog. $150 from the October Archives for this date.

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