Thursday, August 6, 2009

Camping at Morro Bay

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!


  1. Glad you didn't turn your nose up...these are fabulous.

  2. Wow . . . you have been busy! I love peeking in on you here and getting a glimpse at what you are up to.
    I miss you and wish I was heading your way to visit today! I am very sad to miss yet another great event with my favorite ladies :(
    I will make sure that I am available for the next one!!!

    I hope everything is wonderful.