A coastal area along the shores of California near Pescadero affords gorgeous views of the Pacific ocean. This alla prima painting is part of a series from the Monterey Peninsula area. Currently there are five pieces in the collection.
A trip to Paris in 1977 inspired this piece. As evening approaches and diners start filling up the French bistro café areas, lighting creates subtle nuances and a fascination for this particular part of the day. Light reflects off buildings, and background elements fade into the night sky.
The painting is a part of a collection featuring California parks and lakes. Gold acrylic was overlayed and mixed with water based oils to catch sunlight upon hitting the board, producing a 'glow' effect. The inspiration for this piece was taken from a photo of the shoreline along Lake Del Valle in Livermore.
A studio setting was used to paint a collage of items representing eclectic moods when listening to music. The piece placed first, and was featured during the Las Positas Community College student art competion. Several pieces were entered, including this one which were included in the annual LPC Anthology Book. Work received a Ray H. Cornell Scholarship award.