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“Free Range 9: Angles”

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Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 12″ x 12″
Year: 2015

Series: “Free Range: California”
Odometer: 389.1 miles
Notes: The fog bank stuck around all day, threatening to shut down my art operations at any moment. When I rounded a point that marks a significant change in the angle the coast faces, from northwest to southwest, I figured the little micro climate created in the lee of the point would be my best bet for some stable sunshine. This place wasn’t on my list to paint, but I was concerned about heading any further and back into the fog. Just like a surf trip, the main rule is to never pass up a decent setup, enjoy what is there in the moment. Epic days happen when they happen, but you can drive around all day looking for them and not find them at all.

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“Free Range 8: Disappearance”

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Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 16″ x 20″
Year: 2015

Price: $650
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Series: “Free Range: California”
Odometer: 346.4 miles
Notes: Well there were some pretty incredible headlands off in the distance glowing in the morning light when I started setting up to paint. Then came the fog. Now you can’t even see them at all behind the fog bank. It happens.

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“Free Range 6: Roadside Blues”

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Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 12″ x 12″
Year: 2015

Series: “Free Range: California”
Odometer: 313.5 miles
Notes: I’m not getting very far at this pace. Going to be hard to cover ground when the coast is as beautiful as this. Just another roadside attraction. There’s hundreds of more to come, but I can only paint a handful of them. Oh my.

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“Free Range 5: Getting Lost” $245

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Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 16″ x 12″
Year: 2015

Free Range/Outdoor/Plein Air Price: $245
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Series: “Free Range: California”
Odometer: 305.1 miles
Notes: First view of the coast after a long inland stretch. I know of better places to paint just down the road, but I’m so eager to get started I just pull off at the first chance and do this one instead. Glad I didn’t pass it up.

“Free Range 4: Entrance”

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Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 20″ x 16″
Year: 2015

Series: “Free Range: California”
Odometer: 179.8 miles
Notes: Last one from my home territory. Hitting the road tomorrow a.m. Huge thanks to everyone that has made suggestions, requests, and commitments for the pieces I’ll be painting each day of this trip. You have all helped make this trip possible and you have my gratitude. I’ll try not to blow it.

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“Free Range 3: Maybe Later”

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Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 8″ x 10″
Year: 2015

Series: “Free Range: California”
Odometer: 149 miles
Notes: Got a little sidetracked already. Trying to get just the right angle to paint from the van for the previous painting, my front bumper just grazed the railing on the roadside… and promptly broke, bent, and dislodged itself halfway off. Not wanting to spend this whole drive wondering if it would fall off completely, I figured I should take care of it sooner than later. Fortunately this all happened very close to home, making things simple. But in the rush of taking care of business to begin the real road trip down the state, this little funky one is, all I could muster up. Looking forward to points south soon, hopefully tomorrow.

“Free Range 1: Waiting for the Day to Warm Up”

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Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 12″ x 24″
Year: 2015

Series: “Free Range: California”
Odometer: 23 miles
Notes: Kicking off the tour of California’s coast with some river time near the Oregon Border. Mornings have a bit of a chill that make swimming sound a little better… later. Like after this quick painting. Took a four hour swim with the family up the river right after this one.

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