This one might be a sentimental one in a few years… one of those places where the kids have spent a LOT of time climbing and swinging. The last few patches of grass are surviving the drought. Some day we’ll sheet mulch and put in food and natives. Acrylic on Birch Panel 12×12
Acrylic on Canvas 24×30″ This is the big sweeping view looking out over Devereux slough towards Ellwood. A soft offshore breeze was blowing in the clouds as the sun dove towards the ocean.
Acrylic 9×12″ This is the view from Tunnel Trail shortly after you cross the bridge. Amazing to look at the fossils of shells way up here a couple thousand feet above sea level and to learn that these rocks were once on the floor of an ancient ocean.
How awesome it must be to live in the neighborhood across from Shoreline Park and walk down these steps to the neighborhood beach. I recommend framing it in fresh seaweed and beach rocks as I did here. Acrylic on Canvas 15×30
I’m working these days on really trying to understand how light works… how it reflects and refracts, floods through things, bounces off of the ground. When you really study it, you start to realize that the color of anything depends entirely on the color of the things surrounding it. Fascinating and challenging… I think it will keep me busy for a lifetime.
Acrylic on Canvas 18×24… You could hear the seagulls and kids shouting in the warm surf from all the way up here on the Douglas Preserve. My paints were drying fast in the hot sun with no shade, but I couldn’t resist the aerial view.