Photos – A few more

california coast
California Coast North of Elk, CA

Thanks to everyone who commented and followed along with me on the California coast trip. I hadn’t done that before even though I grew up in California. It was fun and challenging. Honestly though, next time I’m thinking I’ll have to choose an area and just stay there to paint. I found myself choosing between several really great spots to paint because I was limited on time. Twenty days just isn’t enough time for all of the beautiful spots on the CA coast.

half moon bay
Half Moon Bay, CA

carmel by the sea - beach paintings
Carmel, CA

carmel by the sea - beach paintings
Carmel River Beach, CA

A few of my favorites to paint were Carmel, Elk and the Big Sur coastline. The number of great places to paint in Big Sur was almost overwhelming. Julia Pfeiffer beach seemed like such a beautiful place to paint but by the time we arrived there was only another 30 minutes of daylight.

julia pfeiffer beach - big sur - beach paintings
Julia Pfeiffer Beach, CA

pfeiffer beach - trumpeteer
Pfeiffer Beach, CA

bixby bridge - big sur
Bixby Bridge Big Sur Coastline (my wife peeking over the edge)

I hope you enjoyed following along with me. I’ve been thinking I’d love to do a trip like this on the East coast. We’ll see…

Now back to painting…

Sunset beach - California Coast
Sunset Beach, CA (near Monterey)


Filed under California Trip, Locations, Photos

2 responses to “Photos – A few more

  1. I, too, am a Californian displaced to Texas. What a wonderful prospect to take 20 days along the coast for painting. It is hard to know ahead of time whether it is better to sketch and move, sketch and move or really work on the same subject over and over. The light keeps changing… the ocean and weather vary…. Glad I found your sites.

  2. Ithacan

    I grew up in the Bay Area but am now in exile in Upstate NY (also very pretty, but NOT the same!)
    My mother retired to Carmel Valley so it was good to see those sights again, but I especially liked seeing Julia Pfeiffer beach where our girls scout summer camp used to go to swim. Haven’t seen it in years. Now wish I could go there and paint. I have painted at Pt. Lobos, but it was crowded with tourists.

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