This morning my studio was the beach. It has been a while since I've worked on location and I have missed it. The bonus was being able to meet and converse with some folks I've never met as well as some I've known for quite some time. I need to get out of the studio much more often. It was a very good day.
The location of this painting is the Palos Verdes coast. My wife says this reminds her of Santa Barbara. I'm now wondering if this will remind people of the different places they have been. In any case I would hope that it brings about some good feelings and memories.
I guess I am doing a bit of Spring cleaning of sorts these days. I have been working to finish pieces that have been trying to get my attention for the better part of a year or so. This little guy is one such painting. It has been moved around from the book shelf to the wall back to the book shelf again. It was a color study for another painting at one time. I have enjoyed looking at it knowing that I would eventually get around to putting on the finishing touches. It represents the evening light at the coast here in Southern California.
Although this painting was "finished" and posted some time ago, it needed a few minor changes. I like holding on to work just for this reason. I think it is necessary to have some time for adjustments and new ideas to occur. Another cloud here or a bit more purple there. Sometimes it makes all the difference. In this case the changes were minor but necessary.
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