Thursday, March 24, 2011

"WINTER MORNING ON THE COAST", Oil Painting by Kathy O'Leary

This painting was done after a recent morning drive around our Northern California coast. This spot is just south of a small coastal village called Trinidad. It was the soft atmospheric sunny morning looking through the sculptural shapes of the trees to the rocks beyond that caught my attention. Like most late winter scenes on our far north coast, the colors and light are muted and show everything in much closer tones/hues than found later in the season. This piece is 8 x 10, and done on panel.


  1. What a quintessential image of our coastline! Such beautiful
    design, gradations of warm to cool colors, brushwork -
    masterful piece!

  2. I really like the strong brushwork and color range in this painting.

  3. Great colors and rendering of the trees! One of my favorites!