Tunnel Trail Swallowed by Mist

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I walked up above an ocean of clouds to paint the sunrise hitting Cathedral Peak from Tunnel Trail.  Not long into the painting, the fog streamed up canyon and erased the mountain before my eyes… it was a great painting challenge to finish everything from memory.  (Rocks not necessarily to scale or even in the right place.)  Tunnel Fog21

Spring Sunrise on the Goleta Coast


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Enjoy the equinox this weekend everybody!  The days are lengthening and warming and the seasons are definitely changing, which as a painter in southern California means I better use my green paint while I can before the grass dries.  As they say (or should, at least)… make hay while the sun shines, paint green while the rain flies.  SpringSunriseCliffs1

In the Shade of a Eucalyptus at Devereux Slough

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This is the view from the turnout on the road out to Coal Oil Point.  The egrets were hunting in the shallows and the ducks and coots were swimming and diving.  Such a beautiful day and season… the birdwatchers with extra large cameras and binoculars would drive up every thirty minutes or so.

Dappled light in Cold Springs Canyon

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Here is a photo of the view I as I saw it and the painting I made on an afternoon hiking with my family in Cold Springs Canyon last weekend.  In most sections, the creek is dry still, but in this narrow spot there are several springs and the water is running.  The whole hike is still beautiful nonetheless.  I was happy to feel some raindrops today, if only a few.

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Miramar Beach

I love the character of these houses on stilts in Montecito.  I wonder what it would be like to live with the Pacific Ocean as your backyard.  I am starting to put many of the new plein air paintings that I do on auction through Daily Paintworks.  Most of my work is done in Casein on Archival Stonehenge paper mounted on wood panels.  The link to my gallery is:  http://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/kevin-gleason-5553/artwork  and I’ll post the link to specific pieces at the end of posts.  Enjoy your weekend!

Miramar Kevin Gleason

Morning Light on Cathedral Peak


I loved the sliver of sunlight illuminating the Canyon Sunflowers in the right mid ground.  I think this is the most striking mountain in our local foothills.  Have any of you hiked up the winding, boulder-strewn trail up to the top?  I’ll have to heave my paints up some day and try to catch THAT view.

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