Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Sisters By The Sea
This acrylic painting is of the Carmelite Sisters By The Sea Sanctuary just outside Carmel, California and off Highway 1 which runs the lenght of the California coast. The overcast, maritime, cloud layer was kissing the top of the hills behind the sanctuary. I'm always struck by the serene beauty of this edifice surrounded by a golden field of grass and verdant hills. This scene was painted on a 12"X16" Belgian linen board. I will be teaching about 18 workshop students how to paint this starting with very broard shapes of color and tones to final refinements. The workshop is this Saturday at University Art, an art materials store here in Sac. town with a fantastic upstairs studio with north light exposure no less!