Thursday, May 15, 2008
Extreme heat made painting uncomfortable. I spotted Barn and Cliff swallows gathering mud at a spot at the base of a faucet under some brush. This water from the boat launch hose provided relief for wildlife and me. I expected to execute two paintings, but it was just "too darn hot".
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
14" x 12" oil painting on canvas board done alla prima.
The site is in Pacifica above Rockaway Beach along the water treatment trail below the old quarry.
I was inspired to capture the warmth of the day with colors becoming more vibrant as the sun began to set.