View Full Version : Big Sur coastal study.

12-04-2012, 11:56 PM
OK, here is one more fro California, Little daily study, but I like this one. 8 x 10", Italian canvas covered panel primed with Colourfix. Enjoy! (I SUR did!) :)


12-05-2012, 09:09 AM
Nice piece Tatiana - I recognize the place for (Sur)!

Good coloring w/the water and rocks, like how the cliffs are receding. Foam is scruffy and believable.

12-05-2012, 11:32 AM
Very nice Tatiana! Love the color scheme and impressionistic style.

12-05-2012, 02:11 PM
Thank You, Mary and Michelle!

Pat Isaac
12-05-2012, 05:20 PM
Nice study, Tatiana. I do like the water and wonder if maybe the dark brown on the right is a little too dark as it seems to come forward.


12-05-2012, 11:45 PM
Perhaps it is slightly too dark, hard to say, Pat. But it is what it is - study. I like few things about it... a lot. And do not like few things about it.
I can only mention it was rather difficult to pull it all together on 8x10". That thing is asking about more space.

12-06-2012, 04:12 AM
Lovely piece Tatiana. Love the blues in the sea and the foamy waves in the foreground.

12-06-2012, 02:08 PM
Thank You, Helen!

12-06-2012, 07:18 PM
I like the water,nice painting,thanks for your share!

12-06-2012, 10:26 PM
For that size, you really put a lot into the composition. I'd say you nailed the water!! and the painting shows that you really enjoyed that part :)

A study doesn't have to achieve what a finished painting does...it's a way to study a subject without making final commitments....leaves room for change, and/or improvement.


12-07-2012, 12:06 PM
You are right, Carly. Doesn't have to be finished, nor perfect, but should move You from point "0" closer to the place where You want to be. I got some ideas while working on this piece. Now with all the feedback I'm getting, I may have even more ideas. I'm thinking about doing this one in oils... sometime. Bigger too.

12-07-2012, 02:25 PM

I found some old pics of when I visited this area back in 2007 and some remind me of this scene. I actually think the paintings capture the beauty of this area better than a photo. Let me know if youd like me to upload any of my pics...


12-07-2012, 05:42 PM
It does look like the coast down there, Tatiana. But even more fun, and don't mind me saying, it looks like breadloaf cliff, perfect for the book, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs genre. Bravo to stimulate my fantasy mind!

12-07-2012, 06:52 PM
Michelle, please upload those!

Sandra You are funny! But I think You are on something here! :-)

12-09-2012, 10:24 PM
Tatiana, I uploaded some to the RIL. They're still pending approval.

Here's the link:


12-15-2012, 04:49 PM
Yes, Michelle, very similar photos. Many good ones too! It is sure beautiful there.