Remnants of a Long Day

4th day on the road, 13th painting completed, (4th on this day)

After a long day bouncing all over the area painting as efficiently and nonstop as I possibly could, I ended my 3rd piece with enough time to sneak in one more.

One thing that really jumps out about this coastline is how old some of these towns are and the degree to which modern development has passed many of them by. Old buildings from over 100 years ago, still stand and are in use today. The cabin I was staying in had a lot of art around showing some of these older buildings scattered around the coast, churches, water towers, etc… Remnants of a day long gone.

I think that got me fired up to paint one of these town scenes. It’s not my favorite subject matter, but in the interest of conveying the sense of place I thought it would be good to take a crack at one myself.

The hardest part was quickly finding an old water tower with a view of the coast in the distance as the light was fading fast. After driving around a bit I found this one and though it wasn’t quite as close to the water as I’d hoped, it would do considering I was working with just the final remnants of a long day.

Funny thing is getting back to the cabin, right next to where I was sleeping there was a painting on the wall of this exact scene, from this exact spot that I hadn’t really noticed before. Theirs was far more technical and accurate, but I did what I could. Not too often do I knock out 4 in a day. Going to sleep well tonight.

Artwork Information:

Artwork Title: "Remnants of a Long Day"
Original Size: 12" x 12"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2017

Additional Artwork Information:

Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 07/09/2017
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Mendocino
Road Trip: Mendocino/Sonoma 2017

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