The long and short of this recent camping trip: I forgot my mineral spirits. So I didn't paint a lick. But, it turned out to be just what I needed. An enforced break. I was so happy my husband said "can you do it on purpose next time?"
The day I painted the above coast landscape was right after the Chile earthquake, when they were warning of huge waves all over, including CA. I was just about to paint on some rocks close to the water when the police showed up and shooed me away. Probably for the best. I ended up painting high up on a cliff and the weather was half sunny, half misty. This is my first coast painting. Below is the same scene with me and my buddy Penny blocking the view.