Above San Clemente Coastal Plein Air Seascape Skyline Painting

“Above San Clemente”
8 x 10 oil
The view from Salvador Drive, high above San Clemente, about 5:30 in the evening

This painting is on exhibit at the San Clemente Art Association Gallery, until July 31.
If you are not in the area but are interested in purchasing, please write me and I will contact the gallery.

This was one of the paintings I did for the plein air paintout – at the end of a very long day painting in other locations. It portrays the silvery bay in late afternoon light from the vantage point of Salvador Drive, up Presidio, east of the city. The sun was just out of the frame, and I was trying to keep it under the brim of my hat – not easy! My husband took this picture of the painting on the easel at the end, just as the sky was starting to turn warmish. I thought it looked kind of neat backlit by the sun.

More of my work from the paint out will be posted all this week, so please check back.


  1. Iva
    June 30, 2009

    this is absolutely gorgeous! wonderful colors and excellent job on the fading in the distance. I love it :)

  2. Lydia
    June 30, 2009

    beautiful atmosphere!

  3. Leslie Saeta
    June 30, 2009

    Lovely painting Karen! Sounds like a really fun experience!

  4. rups
    July 24, 2009

    wow!!!!!!! how possible is that to draw a picture which is looks like original.. nice really nice picture..

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