|on the edge of the world (photo courtesy of Ssurge)|
We took a drive to the top of a hill i like to sit at when i visit the area, and painted the view:
|Big Sur 01|
Oil on Panel, 9 x 12 Plein Air
I love the way this one worked out. Brush strokes, color, composition. It felt good being up there, though there was a lot of wind, and it was surprisingly cold for it being summer.
|on top of the hill, on a cold summer day (photo courtesy of Ssurge)|
I had taken my Easyl pochade box and was planning on using it heavily, but on arriving, I accidently broke one of the tripod legs for the easel and could not use it. Luckily, I had also packed my homemade Cigar Box easel which proved its worth tremendously!
|Painting by the Ocean (photo courtesy of Ssurge)|
On Sunday we drove down the coast to an area that has cliffs one can walk out to and hang out. I love this area, a very peaceful place amongst the cows. We walked all the way to the edge of the ocean, and painted from there.
|Big Sur 02|
Oil on Panel, 9 x 12 Plein Air Painting
|enjoying a cool drink after a day of hard work (photo courtesy of Ssurge)|
All in all, it was a great trip and a much needed vacation from the city life. I always hate coming back, and hope to one day return permanently to the area. But for now, i will keep close the memories of this recent trip.