Catalina Island, California... 26 miles across the sea from Los Angeles.
This is one of my favorite places to paint from. I usually plan on finishing two view points with canvases and thumbnails ready to go. But with early daylight savings, I rain out of my precious light. You can see how within moments, the colors changed behind me to a warm purple hue in both the water and the sky.
This oil painting, at 8 x 10" is an example of fat over lean paint application and multiple layers of hues.
The yellow lights below the casino came on just when I needed them.
I had to paint fast to capture the light on the harbor filled with sailboats.
They are indicated here, as more of a softer impression. The focal point is the casino & lights.
I can't wait to return. There's another canvas waiting to be painted from this spot!