Crystal Cove state park- a great place for a not too strenuous hike with plenty of scenery.
From last year in Crystal Cove park.
I really intended this as just a color study for a larger piece, but I like the way it came out.
Painted last year, started en plein air (outside on the sand) in Crystal Cove, California.
A great place to hike in Laguna Beach. This is from last year… and look at the glare on the wet paint! Going to have to re-shoot this.
This was from a period when I got restless with my normal way of working and was trying out different alla prima approaches.
I painted this last year while staying in Irvine for a conference. The hotel smelled like butter, but where I was painting smelled like hot earth, sage, and the sea.
A hot morning on the trails above Crystal Cove.
On the trails inland from the beach.
In Crystal Cove, looking towards the ocean.
Started en plein air (outside on the sand) in Crystal Cove, California.
Laguna’s a great place to hike since you’ve got cool breezes from the ocean almost all the time. Also, a great place to paint for this same reason.