Artwork Title: "Observation: South"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Artwork Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2017
Additional Artwork Information:
Artwork Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 05/16/2017
Region Depicted in Painting: Southern California
Sub-Region: San Diego
Road Trip! Southern California 2017
Plein Air Logistics:Miles Hiked: Less than 1 Mile
Hiking Terrain: Pounding Pavement
Access Logistics: Private Property
Anthropological Hazards: Roaming Scientists
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade
While I am generally drawn to cliffside overlooks with sweeping views out to the water, I also find the occasionally more unusual perspective pretty irresistible, especially when it’s one that requires a key and a scientist on your side to gain access to a pier and observation deck that are otherwise closed to the public.
Back when I first went off to college at Humboldt State University I was an oceanography major for about a semester and a half before switching to art. During those brief oceanography years I always figured I’d end up tooling around working on this pier one day…