I painted this on the last morning to paint for the Carmel Art Festival. This is painted off the corner of the lower parking lot and when we arrived the fog was thick and I could barely see the distant bluffs and trees. I decided to stay in the parking lot while Sterling hiked up and painted his award winner. The scene look rather simple at the time because there were just large shapes to wotk with due to the fog. I decided to do a 16x20 and quickly started putting down color spots based on the distant bluffs. Of course the fog started to lift and I had to go back to my memory of the scene. Luckily for me, it never lifted completely.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
After the morning fog we decided to head farther south in hopes of finding some sun. We found this scene off of a restaurant. As we moved in closer to get a better painting spot we discovered three other artists were already painting the scene and they welcomed us to squeeze in to paint. I discovered later that they were local painters and not involved in Carmel Art Festival. Their work was great!
I really enjoyed painting this scene. I seem to work best when I know there isn't much time to paint as the fog was fast approaching. This is one of my favorites; at least for now.
Sterling Hoffmann took me down to this beach area just south of Carmel to paint. It was pretty foggy when we got there and Sterling painted a large Cypress just to the right of these trees. I looked around the area for almost an hour before settling on this scene.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
This was my first painting that I painted at the Carmel Art Festival this year. I was looking northwest from the beach off of Ocean Avenue. The light was fading fast so I had to get my first color spots down before the light changed too much.