Category Archives: Seascape

Two Laguna Paintings

Laguna Shore Painting

"Laguna Shore" 12x16, oil on board

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Morning Wave Painting

"Morning Wave" 8x10 inches, oil on linen panel

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Arch Rock – Little Corona Del Mar Beach

It was a beautiful day at Little Corona Del Mar Beach in Newport yesterday (I’m back in Southern California for a few weeks). It reminded me why I love painting the coast. There’s nothing like perfect weather, the beach and some paint brushes in hand.

Arch Rock, Newport Beach

12×9 inches, oil on linen panel. 

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Coronado Beach (San Diego, CA)

coronado beach - san diego - beach paintings
Coronado Beach oil on linen panel 8×6 in.

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San Diego Bay (San Diego, CA)

San Diego Bay - Beach Paintings
San Diego Bay oil on linen panel 8×6 in.

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Crescent Bay Beach (Laguna Beach, CA)

crescent bay beach - laguna beach
Crescent Bay Beach oil on linen panel 8×6 in.

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Just beyond the hill from this scene are the main Northern Laguna beaches. If you’re familiar with the area you probably know that the main beach is not as quiet as the surrounding ones. Crescent Bay Point Park was calmer in comparison and ended up being the better spot for me to paint today.

Getting close to the end of the trip. I’m realizing that I could take this trip twenty more times and never paint the same thing twice. There are so many beautiful spots along the California coast that I didn’t have the time to see let alone paint.

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Santa Monica Pier (Santa Monica, CA)

Santa Monica Pier - Beach Paintings
Santa Monica Pier oil on linen panel 8×5 in.

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Pfeiffer Beach (Big Sur, CA)

Pfeiffer Beach - Beach Paintings - Big Sure
Pfeiffer Beach oil on linen panel 8×6 in.

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Carmel River Beach (Carmel, CA)

Carmel River Beach - Beach Paintings - Carmel, CA

Carmel River Beach oil on linen panel 8×5 in.

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Pigeon Point (Pescadero, CA)

Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Pigeon Point oil on linen panel 8×5 in.

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Cowell Ranch Beach (Half Moon Bay,CA)

Cowell Ranch Beach - Beach Paintings - Half Moon Bay
Cowell Ranch Beach oil on linen panel 5×7 in.

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Baker Beach (San Francisco, CA)

baker beach, golden gate bridge
Baker Beach 8×6 in.

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Exiting the Golden Gate Bridge on the South side I made a few turns and just happened upon this beach. When I started painting this scene it was mostly overcast but an hour into it the sun came out and the whole scene changed. So instead of making things up I just started over. Can’t control Mother Nature.

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Greenwood State Beach (Elk, CA)


Greenwood State Beach 7×6 in.

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I started painting this one at about 4pm when the sun was moving toward the West but not yet setting. There was a great contrast happening on the beach at this time. The orange sunlight hit the rocks and created cool blues in the shadow areas. Also, I was amazed at just how bluish-violet the wet sand appeared as the waves receded back into the ocean away from the beach.

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Patrick’s Point (Trinidad, CA) 5×8 in.

Beach Paintings - Patrick's Point
Patrick’s Point 5×8 in.

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Loved this spot. I’ll have photos in another post.

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Battery Point (Crescent City, CA)


Battery Point 8×5 in.

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First stop Crescent City, CA. I just love the soft grays at this time of year in Northern California. They make even the redwood trees on the mountains in this painting appear to be a flat purple shape.

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