A GROUP OF ARTISTS PAINTING ON CALIFORNIA'S NORTH COAST.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
"Dune Trail At Dawn", oil paintng by Kathy O'Leary
There are sand dunes at many of California's coastal access points. This scene is from a walk I took at dawn among the sand dunes at Pacific Grove's Asilomar conference grounds just south of Monterey. Sunrises and sunsets are always a challenge. Keeping the dunescape darker and subtle, with the sky and sand the major sources of light, was my main challenge in this piece. This painting is 8 x 10 on panel.