California Seascape Malibu Oil Painting – Radiant Shore

Radiant Shore
Malibu coastline
18 x 24
oil on canvas

I’ll be taking this new painting to a Malibu art show this Sunday at Headwaters corner at Topanga and Mulholland (11-5 pm) for the spring show of the Allied Artists. The craggy rocks of the shoreline glisten in the light of the setting sun as the incoming tide surges through the nooks and crannies. I love how the colors intensify as the sun nears the horizon. Once again nature presents us with the perfect complementary color scheme of warms against cools, red-yellow-orange against blues and violets.

These days I’m trying to balance my time between getting handout materials ready for my solo exhibition at the Bowers Museum, keeping up with commissions and sales (shipped three yesterday) and thinking ahead about the California Art Club paint-out in San Luis Obispo for the week of April 17. Life (and art) are good, and all-absorbing!


  1. annie
    April 7, 2010

    I like your color combination, Karen, and the sun’s reflection in the water. It is a restful scene.
    Good luck with the exhibition and the paint-out.

  2. Ramona Davidson
    April 9, 2010

    Wonderful colors. I love sunsets and this one is beautifully done.

  3. Chris
    April 11, 2010

    Hi Karen, I came across your site here whilst surfing landscapes. Love your work, especially this seascape. Great sense of distance. The cool greys and warm yellows work well. Keep creating Karen, Chris

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