Friday, June 17, 2011

Sunset On The Santa Barbara Mesa

Santa Barbara has some of the most beautiful coastline.  This is a stretch of beach below Mesa.  I was out on a walk through a forest area up on the mesa.  It was just wonderful.  At the end of the walk was a set of stairs down to the beach.  It was perfect timing for a wonderful sunset.
This was a demonstration pastel I did as part of an evening gala and concert series in collaboration with Enderle Center and Chemers Gallery in Tustin.  I currently have six framed pastel paintings on display and for sale at Chemers Gallery.

12x12, pastel
Available through Chemers Gallery 
In Enderle Center Since 1978
17300 Seventeenth Street, Suite G, Tustin, CA 92780


Anonymous said...

Having witnessed you painting this last night (wasn't it fun we artists had)...and attesting the magnificence of this piece in person...I am absolutely thrilled on where your pastels will take you!!

Anthony Duce said...

Very beautiful

Marian Fortunati said...

Was the forest area above, Ellwood?? Where the monarchs are?? Such a lovely spot. I need to spend some time up there this summer with my daughter... She can work and I'll go out painting!!

Beautiful pastel!!

Catherine Jeffrey said... the color as it fades in the distance, and the blues of the water.

Kelley Sanford said...

Amazing piece, Dori. Sorry I missed all the fun. Julie says your work is stunning in person.

Gwen Bell said...

This is so beautiful, Dori. You've captured the evening light so perfectly. I'm really enjoying your Pastel work!

Gary Keimig said...

really nice Great mood

Claudia Finn said...

This is so beautiful and the handling of the flowers!!!Love it!! It has just the right amount of working!!