Here's my first piece from Santa Barbara...this is what I woke up to morning before last, out my bedroom window. I am staying with my cousin Leslie in Santa Barbara for a whole month (Lord bless her) and my mission is to visit the wonderful galleries in town, and there are a lot, and to push out as many plein air pieces as possible. I feel rather smug as it is getting mighty cold and dark at home these days.
When I arrived here last Sunday, I looked off the patio view from my room and wondered how on earth I would paint it. The early morning fog presented a solution, so I took a stab. I knew that unless I simplified greatly, I wouldn't stand a chance at getting this in before the light and the fog changed to the point where I would be relying strictly on visual memory to get the job done.
I painted on the beach yesterday - what a rough life- I'll send that your way next.
Keep those brushes wet,