I guess I had so many pre-conceived notions of what I wanted to paint that nothing pleased my sensibilities....and it was hot! 104F! I camped in the Napa region, for four days, started several paintings, and netted one, an old Airstream trailer.
|"Hanging By the 'Stream", oil, 9" x 12", $950|
Enough of that heat, I moved on to Mendocino, California to meet my old friend, artist Julie Higgins.
Since Julie is more of a 'sensual expressionist' her interest in plein air painting was nil.
Good conversations and cooler temperatures made this a good stop to do a little painting as well.
I found myself dazzled by the colors of the water and rock formations below the high cliffs.
|"Pierced Cliff", oil, 12" x 12", $1200|
I also discovered a little white shed down an alley.
|"Upkeep", oil, 10" x 12", $1050|
I continued north, only to be met on the Oregon coast with rain and a forecast of 4 more days of the same. After seven weeks on the road, I decided to cut the trip 'short', and made my way back to Anacortes. When I arrived home, summer had too. I experienced so much beauty on this trip, yet summer on Fidalgo Island is hard to beat.
|"End of Ninth", oil, 9" x 12", $950|
If any of these paintings interest you, feel free to contact me.
alfredcurrier (at) yahoo.com