10 x 30", oil on linen, 2016.
Painted at the 18th Annual Laguna Beach Invitational. This view along a dry river bed at the back of Irvine Park was a particular challenge to paint. The weather was overcast, completely diffusing the light, so that the values of the scene in front of me were in a very close relationship. My goal was to render the scene with value accuracy while maintaining form and design.