Monterrey and Pacific Grove are at my back door, but I have never really experienced such beauty in a meditative, healing way until recently. My husband and I packed up bikes, books, camera and I took my paints. We checked into a B&B near the water. Pacific Grove was rich with fog in the morning casting a mood that called for contemplative walks along the water. By afternoon the sun was shining and we were riding our bikes along the 17 Mile Drive to Pebble Beach. We stopped along the way to read, to paint and to take photographs. This abstract painting is an attempt to capture the Brandt's Cormorants, the harbor seals, kelp beds with floating sea otters, succulents and smooth pebbles floating in sparkling water along the path. I came home with a stack of little watercolor studies and a small skeleton of a sea urchin. I keep that little sea urchin by my easel to remind me of those few days of such peace.
Title: Pacific Grove Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 66" x 35"
West Coast Abstract Painter with roots to the South