Sunday, November 10, 2013

Santa Ana Summer Day


It was a hot day - we had a Santa Ana condition with temps well into the 80s so I headed to the beach.  But this time, with pastels instead of oils.   This is my first plein air sketch using pastels.  And it was fun!!!  There is less set up and practically no clean up, and the whole kit weighs much less than my oil painting easel.  This kit is just a tripod, with a cigar sized box - flayed open on it's spine where the pastels are held.  I see more this in my future!


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Evening Ritual


There are a bunch of people that fish on the shores at Torrey Pines, usually I see them in the morning but I took a hike recently on a beautiful evening, one without a marine layer, and I saw this fisherman in the shallow waves against the setting sun.