Thursday, March 3, 2011

WHERE THE MOUNTAINS MEET THE SEA, 6X8, OIL







California is such a beautiful place.  Every time I go the word "rugged" is in my mind during the whole trip.  I think the weather, the sea,the landscape,  the people and the animals all seem to be larger than life.  Like everyone and everything there is tough.  Not to say it is a bad thing...I love it, but maybe it is a little tougher there than on the east coast where everything is pink and teal and the waves are 2 feet instead of 20.
Of couse my time has been in Northern California, never got south of Carmel, so maybe it weenie's out as you go south.

This scene is from an image by Shelley Smart.  If you have not visited her blog "A Year at the Beach" you must go.  She is a wonderful artist and photographer and did a project of photographing the beach every day for a year.   I hope she approves of this painting.

I just want to remind everyone that when you purchase an item from either of my Etsy sites between now and March 31, 2011, you will be entered in my painting give-away.  So hop on over to CarolSchiffStudio or CarolOnEdge and purchase a painting.  I have several choices in my "make me an offer" section.......



and then hop on over to Art by Karena where you can get a chance on winning this painting just by following her instructions on the bottom of my interview.

13 comments:

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Where the mountains meet the sea . . . this is just where I would love to live.

Fondly,
Glenda

Shelley Smart said...

I sooooo approve.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Carol, although I lived on the Atlantic coast, the rough waters and steep cliffs of the Pacific are enchanting. Your painting is lovely and captures the varied landscape of the California coast... congratulations to you and Shelley both!

Bises,
Genie

Kathy Cousart said...

Carol,
Love "Where the Mountains meet the sea"! Colors are wonderful!! Great composition and wonderful brushwork.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Gorgeous art!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

To me, southern CA and northern CA are so very very different - though I enjoy them both. One of my favorite places to visit is Coronado, which the lovely first image reminded me of. I've not really seen the east coast sea but I'd really love to spend some time there.

Carol Blackburn said...

So lovely, Carol....you are making me long for warmer weather.

Old 333 said...

oo, I really liked the bridge painting shown in this post. Soothing, as hail pounds my little home (good lord! and the heating broke! handyman powers: activate!....activate....activaaaate...sigh).

Lovely stuff, as usual, Carol - thanks for sharing. I wish i was a wealthy boy, I'd be after your Etsy deal.

Jane said...

I would like to sit in that chair and look at that beautiful view, you could spend the day there! Beautiful Carol.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

All are beautifully done...and I'm signed up for the giveaway!! Wish me luck!

dovecotedecor said...

Came here via Karena. Go to one King's lane today to see the Duquettery sale. Love your vegetables.
Best,
Liz

Yasmin said...

These are truely beautiful brush work and colour choices. I'm no expert but I do love these paintings! It is nice to talk to you again, I haven't seen you in a while. I promise to come back again soon!

Cheers,
Yasmin

Marlis said...

Thank you so much for hosting this lovely drawing.. there is a perfect spot on my wall that is just that size! The drawing is fabulous. I would love to win.. i follow you, I follow her and I subscribed... and my favorites are pumpkin and bittersweet and temptation for Peter Rabbit.. Oh what a great way to start the day! Thanks for dropping in with your very kind words.

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