Thursday, August 6, 2009
These small plein air paintings are from a recent family camping trip to Spooners Cove, in Morro Bay, Calfornia. The "old me" would have turned up my nose at both of these views of the cove/visitor's center, since the mornings were mostly without sun (the light and shadow is what usually inspires me). However, since valuable time spent with one of my favorite plein air painters of all time, Mr. Robert Watts, I have grown to appreciate the value of an "unchanging" light source and the atmospheric perspective that is enhanced by these otherwise "dreary" days. I'm looking forward to using some of my husband's photographic reference to create a larger "studio piece" in the near future!