Long straight sandy beaches are a lifelong nemesis when it comes to composing a scene that holds my interest long enough to see a painting through. Down on the beach it’s all just sand and sky with that little strip of compressed sea level ocean. Aargh. Get me up on a hill. Give me a little more earth, a little more ocean, a little more of everything and a little less sky. Nothing against the heavens, I’ll be heading there soon enough, but for now my feet are still planted firm in the clay. Give me a beer and a sandwich. Give me anything at all, just give me a fresh perspective please.
Artwork Title: "A Fresh Perspective"
Original Size: 16" x 20"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2019
Additional Artwork Information:
Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 09/21/2019
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Humboldt
Geological Hazards: Steep or Unstable Cliffs, Awkward Footing on Uneven Terrain
Biological Hazards: Food/Drink Delivered and Consumed While Painting
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade
Tags: SAND DUNES, SANDY BEACHES, BEACH BREAKS, SEA STACKS, CARS, THE '76 VW THAT I GREW UP IN, CARS THAT DON'T ALWAYS START, TRUCKS, COAST CHAPARRAL, VW'S, COMMISSIONED WORK, WATCH YOUR STEP, DRIFTWOOD, ESTUARIES AND WETLANDS, FREE FOOD, LAGOONS, LOOKING DOWN FROM STEEP CLIFFS, MORNING LIGHT, PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY, PARKING LOTS, ROADS