Thursday, May 24, 2012

Balboa Cove

Took a ride down to paint at a friends house today.  It was overcast with a strong light burning through.  This little spot is from my friends back porch out onto the canal.  Houses are packed in on a circular edge of sand with boats and kayaks coming in and out of view.  This is the view of the neighbors and their boat up on shore just a few feet out of the water.  In this view is also large buildings which are across Coast Highway and a bit of sky that falls between.  I wanted to suggest something in the background without putting in every detail.  Working on an 8x8 I must remember not to put in too much.  The contrast between the hustle and bustle of the busy road and the hospital behind them is amazing to me.  It was all out there, but I did not care and just enjoyed the tranquil water.
It was a lovely day to be down there to enjoy the fresh air and the peaceful view.  Thanks Cindy :)
8x8 oil

3 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

This is a lovely reminder of what sounds like a great day!

Kim VanDerHoek said...

This is a great example of how to hold the viewer's eye in the painting. The boat points you in and the lines of the building and palms hold you in the focal area. Great design in this painting Dori!

Julie Hill said...

Love those pinks and corals!!