I just got home from California a week ago, but I’m already looking forward to when I can paint there again. This February I’m headed back for a workshop and solo show hosted by the Debra Huse Gallery on Balboa Island. Southern California is a great place to paint, with some amazing scenery. It should make for a fun place to host a workshop. If you want to learn more about the class feel free to contact me, or the gallery. The class will be February 3-6.
The painting above was done at Crystal Cove, a great beach with some charming buildings looking out over the water. The teal building is painted pretty frequently, but I liked making it the foreground of this scene. It’s a little busy, but he teal house feels like a nice resting place for the eye. Part of what drew me to the scene was the complexity of the background, and thinking about how I would be able to simplify it to simple brushstrokes.