Penasquitos Lagoon - East View

Looking east, across Penasquitos Lagoon from Torrey Pines beach.  It was a cool day, with a crisp wind.  It was so windy, I knew the umbrella wouldn't last long so I set up right on Coast Highway and lifted the hatchback on the car to block the glare on palette and canvas.   Many artists work from the back of their truck when the conditions call for it, and historically, I believe the Californian painter William Wendt did this so he could paint on very large formats that wouldn't fit on the easel.  Another first for me while painting in plein air.  It was actually very convenient, not having to lug all the gear, it worked out nicely.


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