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Moonstone Beach Sunset Cambria Plein Air Oil Painting Seascape by Karen Winters

April 26th, 2010

Moonstone Beach Sunset
6 x 8″ plein air study
oil on linen panel
April 2010

This past week I was up in Central California for a California Art Club paintout on San Luis Obispo Land Conservancy lands. The locations were beautiful, but we got rained out inland several days in a row. One day we headed for the coastline where the weather was very cold and windy but clear. At sunset I painted this small study.

How windy was it? Check out the front of my broad-brimmed hat, below. It doesn’t normally flip up in the air like that. It was also too windy to use my easel on a tripod so I held my EasyL easel on my lap. A furniture pad provided some padding and protection from the cold. Brrrrr. We finished off the evening with a dinner at a nearby Moonstone Beach restaurant, then headed back to our motel in SLO, to rest up for another day.

13 Comments »

  1. Another very nice plein air, I love the sky colours you chose and appreciate even more that you posted a RIL picture.
    I know what you mean about the wind we are having some of that here in Washington also! must be coming from Alaska… so cold!

    Comment by Magali Lenarczak — April 27, 2010 @ 9:52 am
  2. Your little painting is so beautiful! And windy – here in the mitten it’s very windy, too. And, the wind is cold – I’m thinking Magali is right – it must be from Alaska. …… I wish they wouldn’t share so much. lol nancy

    Comment by nancy t — April 27, 2010 @ 10:08 am
  3. Just beautiful! Never thought it was so small when I first looked at it. When I scrolled down I could see it’s actual size. You really suffered for this piece! But it was so worth it. Just beautiful.

    Comment by Revelle — April 28, 2010 @ 9:56 am
  4. Gorgeous colors. You really have something beautiful for all the cold and wind.

    Comment by Ramona Davidson — April 28, 2010 @ 2:18 pm
  5. WONDERFUL!!!!!

    Comment by Marian Fortunati — April 28, 2010 @ 5:03 pm
  6. Beautiful painting and colours

    Comment by Debra — April 28, 2010 @ 7:52 pm
  7. Very beautiful paintings!

    Comment by Shobha — May 1, 2010 @ 2:56 am
  8. Wow, the French Lieutenant’s Woman looking over the sea!
    Lovely photo.
    Wendy

    Comment by wendy — May 6, 2010 @ 7:30 pm
  9. This is great. I like the seascape, newer post, too. You have been doing great stuff while I have been awol! Nice work.

    Comment by Jo Castillo — May 14, 2010 @ 9:25 pm
  10. Hi Karen,

    I was wondering what’s the size of your pochade box? 11″x14″ or 12″x16″?
    Is it heavy?

    Comment by Rob — October 6, 2010 @ 4:26 pm
  11. Hi Rob, it’s 12 x 16″ – a VERSA made by Artworks Essentials. I love it. It’s not very heavy but you can get the exact weight on their site at artworkessentials.com. Tell Peggy I said hi!

    Comment by Karen — October 6, 2010 @ 4:35 pm
  12. Thank you Karen, I see many artists have Artworks Essentials or Open Box M.
    I can’t make my mind about the size. Bigger pochade means more space for color mixing but maybe it is more hassle to carry around. Oh, well…
    Thanks anyway!

    Comment by Rob — October 7, 2010 @ 2:01 pm
  13. It’s really pretty light, Rob, I don’t like mixing on a little palette, as a rule – especially if I have multiple puddles going. That said, if I were to do any overseas traveling I’d definitely buy one of the smaller ones for convenience. But for car travel, hands down I like my wide VERSA.

    K.

    Comment by Karen — October 7, 2010 @ 2:14 pm

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