Summer is here and inspiring some epic beach days here in Santa Cruz! I've been painting some little scenes with watercolor and gouache that reflect the feeling I get when I spend a day at the beach: recharged and vibrant! Here is a watercolor & gouache painting I created to put a little summer in your day!
Big Sur has seen quite a winter, with landslides and rockslides too numerous to count, and with the closing of Pfieffer Canyon Bridge, I am afraid it may be awhile before people coming from Monterey Bay can access our favorite spots like Nepenthe, Post Ranch, Ventana, Deetjins and Esalen. I painted this while meditating on a quick recovery for the road so that the local economy can be up and running again soon.
Marin is dear to my heart as a number of our close family friends live there. We took a trip up in early January to visit our friends in Novato, who have an amazing view of the hills from their home. This painting was inspired by the photo to the right, which I shot in the Golden Hour of the day, just after sunset.
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