Friday, March 24, 2017

Crystal Cove Tideland

"Crystal Cove Tideland", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board

This was painted on the paint-out day of the American Impressionist Small Works Exhibition in Costa Mesa, California, March 9, 2017 at Crystal Cove State Park. Some painted along the beach, like me, and others painted on the trail where there were gardens and restaurants. The day was sunny with ocean clouds and turquoise water. This painting was hung on the "wet wall" section of the Exhibition. Striking to me on this beautiful beach, was the amount of plastic and plastic shards and various other forms of garbage. I can't remember seeing anything like it on beach near Westport, here in Washington State, but it is no doubt there, somewhere along the coast.


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