Thursday, April 4, 2013

Seascape, "California Bliss", 6x12" SOLD

It always amazes me how different the Atlantic is from the Pacific.  Here, on the east coast, we have mornings when the ocean looks like a big lake, hardly a ripple breaks the surface.

I don't have as much experience with the west coast, but it appears to be much more intense.  I have only been to the Pacific in northern California, where it is a deep, beautiful blue, unlike the semi-tropical waters we have in Florida, which can be a bright turquoise.

The reference image for this painting came from Shelly Smart's blog, A Year at the Beach.  She is not posting it anymore, but it remains a fascinating journal.  She posted images of her beach every day for a year.  Thank you Shelly, for sharing your images with me.

Carol Schiff


Catherine Jeffrey said...

You are definitely the "wave queen! Your beach scenes always bring out an emotional response in me. Love the colours in this one. I will have to check out her blog.

Shelley Smart said...

OH, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Bravo!!

I wish I were still living at the beach and taking all those photos!


suzanneberry said...

Wow, i can hear the waves crashing and smell the salty sea air! just beautiful Carol.

Vanessa said...

Loevly work Carol. It has the feelign of cool crisp mornign air! Gorgeous blues!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Very nice Carol! Beautiful color and brushwork! Our country has such beautiful diversity. America, the beautiful indeed!

hmuxo said...

EXCELLENT painting, Carol! A perfect seascape!!!