Mission Beach

Mission Beach
Oil on canvas
80cm x 60cm

My first oil painting in almost forty years was this one of Mission Beach, San Diego, on a gloriously sunny Labor Day in 2016. The photograph it’s based on was a hasty snap on my phone to send home to our son and daughter. It’s pretty much just a blaze of sunlight – Southern Californian sunlight!

I struggled with the picture because I really had no idea how to paint, and it shows, but the general effect is pleasing (to me) and, I think, captures the light and, I hope, the heat – it was scorching!

Mission Beach, San Diego, California | Oil on canvas, 80cm x 60cm

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