Saturday, June 11, 2011

Urban Seascape 2

"Seal Beach 2"    SOLD
oil on panel, 2011
6" x 8" (15.24cm x 20.32cm)

Seal Beach is quietly tucked between the two more well known Long Beach and Huntington Beach. Long Beach known for it's Grand Prix race every year and Huntington Beach, a major surf town, for it's surfing competitions.
This is the second painting of Seal Beach and is a variation of the first, "Seal Beach" click here. The first focused more on the water, this one features the sand more prominently.
Both are of the same time of day. A hazy, warm summer day, late afternoon. Silvery surf and bronze sand set against the backdrop of the LA Harbor. Visible are the harbor cranes, an oil drilling island, downtown Long Beach and the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the distance.
The beach is fairly empty after some kind of event earlier in the day and a few of it's remaining denizens lazily head for home.119

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  1. this has a feel of the old masters... you have captured the time of day and atmosphere beautifully.

  2. Thanks rahina,
    These are days we have not seen much of the last year or two, hazy, lazy and warm. Instead we've had cooler weather patterns, unusual for us.

    So here it is in paint... missed days.

  3. WOW! This is a beautiful painting with so much detail. Congratulations!!

  4. Thanks hmuxo,
    I appreciate your visit and comment.