This little demo painting was completed in about 45 minutes during the workshop I taught here in Santa Barbara. The light here is different than in BC. The palette is generally warmer than what I would use at home, and the forms are unique to this area as well - such an adventure. Also, I am loving the excuse to spend all day in some really stunning locations. The trick is to try and do it justice - one can only try.
I have posted below a photo that I took today of the Monarch butterfly migration - here they are clustering on a Eucalyptus tree while resting and warming themselves. An amazing thing to see. Speaking of warm, it was about 80 degrees F here today. Sending some warmth your way....