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Avalon Bay 11 x 14 original oil What is it that draws me to the magical village of Avalon? The gently rocking sailboats in the turquoise harbor, the slow pace of the traffic and shoppers, or the dream of dancing at the Casino Ballroom? Perhaps it is simply to relax and be renewed by it's bountiful beauty.
One lazy Sunday afternoon, I found myself at the beach painting this lovely little seaside village of Avila Beach. The afternoon sun cast a warm glow on the buildings which made them look like rainbow sherbet. What a wonderful place to be refreshed!
Belize Sunset 8 x 10 Acrylic Class Painting Learn to paint a colorful sunset on the ocean with palm leaves. Anyone Can Learn to Paint!
Ceruleum Wave 20 x 30 original oil One might think it was not worth it, to paint a single wave. As I sat by the beach, watching each wave press forward, I was amazed at the complexity of movement, variety of color and dancing light. Then this wave came in, and was captured by my camera. It seemed to travel perpendicularly over the one before. It negated all the artistic rules I had taught in years of art classes. God’s creation has so many surprises!
Coming Back to Avila 16 x 20 original oil I painted a similar scene of Avila several years ago. It was light and fun. Living near this lovely beachfront village, I am able to visit often. As my love for this place has grown, I felt a need for more intense color and passion. Sometimes as love grows, we have to change the depth of our colors. Don't you think so?
Daybreak in Pismo 16 x 20 Original Oil Here’s my recipe for ‘heaven’. Start with miles of beautiful beaches, a temperate climate and clean fresh air. Stir gently. Add a beautiful sunrise, mountains on the horizon, and a small town with lots of friendly people.. Combine with welcome visitors and a dolphin or two. Bake ‘til a light golden tan and you will have joined us in Pismo Beach!
Joy Comes in the Morning 48 x 60 original oil painting The location that inspired this painting is Fan Shell Beach, on the 17 Mile Drive near Carmel, CA. The heart of the painting though, reflected a very difficult time in my life. I felt I was in the middle of crashing waves and stormy night skies. Yet right in the midst of the turmoil, the sun burst through the clouds, and broke up the storm. I am reminded to hold on to hope, because God promises “Joy Comes in the Morning".