This is an acrylic study of a view I saw looking at Avila Beach while I was standing on the patio of the San Luis Bay Inn. The inn is situated on the hill above the town. I snapped a photo and saved it until I was back in the studio. I had never seen Avila from this perspective. I thought it would make a great painting for my “Road Trip” series. The road below leads to San Luis Port which is one of my favorite destinations. I love watching the seals begging for scraps from the fishermen coming into port with their fresh catch of the day.
I enjoy capturing these interesting vignettes, which become memories of a life well-traveled. At a later date I may create a larger painting of this scene. But for now it captures the mood and feeling of that moment. One of my friends who saw this study said it was “magical”… Yes, I believe it is.
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