March 28, 2010

"Santa Ana Breeze" 11x14 Pastel

Santa Ana winds are responsible for some of Southern California's best and worst weather. Although these winds are responsible for the terrible fires that occur during the Fall, Santa Ana offshore breezes can create favorible surfing conditions as well as warm air temps into the 80's in mid Winter and Spring. Today is one of those days.
This is one of the demonstration paintings created during my Wednesday morning pastel class. I teach an eight week course entitled "Painting The Landscape With Pastels" on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9-12.

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