Having checked things out in the AM, I knew this was to be the composition.
For the entire painting in one minute, please check out this video. Watch for the painting, stay for the sumptuous moving clouds and kids dog-scootching down the dunes. A big thanks to Nelson Downend, Jr. and Ahmed Mahmoud for the luscious track. And now for what comes next.
A swirly sky painted wet. Something new, something borrowed, something blue.
I had a calling for rich vibrant colors, and I’m told it’s wrong not to follow this type of urge.
When homeboy slapped his banana board in the composition, a great cheer rose from within and found its way to the canvas.
Paul Zepeda, busting out a luscious cliff-scape and showing off the tan.
Getting into the sand… painting the slats on the house, generally enjoying life.
It’s all about the blues… I wanted the foreground to provide a vibrant anchor to the sky.
Oh, another round of shadows… my favorite thing.
With the addition of green to the hills, we have a completion in the end zone. Please, please, Jets, pay attention. Completion. End zone.
My Ditch Plains Bungalow… the third in my growing bungalow series… joining Long Beach and Navy Beach (below).
And now for a trip back in time to the morning before this painting… followed by the evening after. Time travel.
A morning stroll to scope painting locations. Follow the tire tracks… smell the smoldering beach fires, newly extinguished. Oh, and the ocean.
We then rode bikes into town to eat a cheeseburger at 10AM. Sustenance for a long day of painting. We got lost on the way home to keep trim.
Shagwong — so much win happening here, don’t know where to start.
Long stiff board in a cougar. Nuff said.
Despite being an avid fedora wearing individual, I took no offense.
The vibrating lobster in waiting — always a conversation piece. No? PS, thank you for the free Heineken Lights.
And in case you missed it, my Navy Beach painting. Thank you again Niemi’s!