“Free Range 25: Don’t Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows”


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

Series: “Free Range: California”
Odometer: 1,151.9 miles
Notes: Chalk up another victory for the mobile studio van. The wind was howling so strong here it was hard to paint even with all windows up and only one back door open. The van was shaking so much the brush never seemed to land where I thought it would so this one is a little loose around the edges, but without the van it could not have happened at all. The offshore canyon winds were so strong I didn’t even consider taking an outdoor photo, and even the blurry shot I’m posting here was on account of the van rocking and rolling so much I couldn’t hold the camera still enough to get it any more focused. So with all the wind difficulties, I am only that much more stoked to have been able to paint the late afternoon/evening light on such a beautiful piece of California’s coast.


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