Tuesday, August 5, 2014
This painting was inspired by a plein air painting I did the last time my friend Lola was visiting from Madrid. We love to paint at the mouth of the Russian River! That day was so sandy that my painting was covered in sand!
For this painting, I tried something different: instead of painting the sides my usual orange-red color, I painted them black. The painting is based of the landscapes I have seen in Willamette Valley, Oregon, and also Dry Creek Valley, California.
I was inspired to paint this by walking along the bluffs in the town of Mendocino this summer. The blues and greens of the water are profoundly beautiful. It has sold and is going to live in the offices of SAY (Social Advocates for Youth).