Laguna Beach Oil Painting – Laguna Romance – Daily Painting

Laguna Romance
8 x 10
oil on canvas on board

Several of my friends have been incorporating palette knife techniques into their work, or painting entirely with the knife. I thought it sounded like fun to experiment with, so I took one of my photos with a lot of clouds that I thought would lend itself to that expression, and this is the result. The location is Heisler park in Laguna Beach, a little north of the art museum. Clusters of fan and sago palms decorate the promenade and make interesting shapes against one of Laguna’s radiant sunsets. Everytime we visit we see lovers gazing at the sea. On one occasion a wedding was being held in a small gazebo along the walkway.

So this is my tribute to Valentine’s Day – a little romance along the seashore, as wild and tempestuous as love itself.

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