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Sunday, October 23, 2011
I left Wednesday and made my way up the PCH, to San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay area. Stayed a couple nights there, until Friday night, where I headed East to Bakersfield for some friends' get together for the weekend.
After that, I stayed in Big Sur/Point Lobos/Monterey/Carmel area for the next 3 days.
One of the most beautiful coastlines I have ever seen.
Unfortunately I didn't get much painting done during these three days as the weather was really against me.
If it wasn't foggy, it was raining, and if it wasn't raining, it was overcast. Still tried to do a few, but really, I just enjoyed the area.
If you guys have never seen these areas, I would highly recommend it. And definitely take the PCH/Highway 1 up. One of the most relaxing drives I've ever been on.
After this trip that I took, I really feel that I found my focus again.
I've made 'some' headway with Gouache. And I of course had to try a couple iPad paintings.
The 2nd one is the iPad painting. I had another iPad painting, but it decided to crash on me, and I ended up losing it.
By far, out of all my paintings, I feel the bottom one is my most successful.
I once had a teacher that talked about getting the 'truth' of a scene. I feel I got that the most with this piece. I tried to really push the color on this one, yet at the same time try to find the 'truth' of the piece.
Can't wait to get out there and do some more plein air painting!
Posted by Alex Chao at 1:22 PM