Plein air artwork of the mouth of the Eel River at Crab Park in Humboldt County, California

This is from a quiet little beach near our home. The inlet to the sea out there was letting these perfect little 8-inch waves into the bay and watching them spin along this quiet beach is a rather hypnotic way to spend an afternoon. These flat and expansive beach landscapes have always given me trouble when composing a painting, but I’ve been really trying to make peace with negative space and enjoy a more quiet approach to composition when the need arises.

Artwork Information:

Artwork Title: "Unagi"
Original Size: 20" x 10"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2018

Additional Artwork Information:

Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 09/02/2018
Region: Northern California > The California Coast > Humboldt

Artwork Logistics:

Miles Hiked: Less than 1 Mile
Hiking Terrain: Trudging Through Soft Sand
Access Logitics: Sneaky Public Access Easement
Biological Hazards: Unruly Dogs
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade

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