I have been traveling for a week, one of my favorite places for rest and relaxation is the Central Coast of California. An old haunting ground, where I worked and played before I moved to the mountains of Arizona.
Now I go back just to rejuvenate. I have a favorite place to stay on the ocean and favorite restaurants that beacon me to eat. I travel into wine country to visit my favorite vineyard and sip their magical libations.
On the way back down the coast I love to stop in the port of Moro Bay where the giant rock (moro) stands in the bay. It is a rarity to see it without fog, but this trip it was magnificent.
While in Moro Bay I always take time to visit the Estuary. It is one of the largest preserves on the West Coast.
When I came home and walked into the studio, I wanted to paint that feeling of total rejuvenation.
I could have chosen Pismo Beach where I look across San Luis Bay to Point Sal, the view from my balcony every morning; Instead, I chose the Estuary. The smell of sea the taste of salt the pulse of life during high tide. The Majestic White Egrets standing tall in the marsh grasses. That magical mystical place between sea and land where life thrives abundantly.
My new video, is a demo of this painting click to watch STUDIO VISIT #2 .