Located a few miles north from Bodega Bay, along the Sonoma Coast Hwy in Northern California, is a great place to visit called Portuguese Beach. I especially enjoy visiting this stretch of rugged coastline in the fall and early winter months, as the fog rolls back from the shore disappearing into the horizon, leaving winter’s gray palate behind and ushering in the blue-green hues of the ocean. The ice plant also makes its vivid appearance with radiant shades of red and gold creating a beautiful contrast of color, a scene worth capturing with brush on canvas.
Inspired by all the strong elements of vivid color and rustic shoreline in this scene I have created a large composition titled “Portuguese Beach” after its name sake. The elements of this piece carry the eye from the ice plant covered foreground, across the rocky surf, to the distant shoreline cliffs, leaving one with the sense that they have actually entered into the composition itself.
As far as seascapes go this has been one of the best impressions and expressions I have had. The experience…has been real!
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