“Coastline” painting

October 17, 2008 at 4:59 pm 1 comment

Coastline painting by Barbara J Carter, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 24x36

"Coastline" by Barbara J Carter, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 24x36"

The central coast of California is like no other place on earth. If you ever have the chance to drive Highway 1 where it hugs the coast, between San Luis Obispo and Monterey, take it! It is by no means the most efficient means to get from point A to point B, but it is insanely beautiful and well worth the little extra time it takes. In particular, up near Big Sur it gets quite twisty and winding. The coast is all hills and cliffs there. That’s where I snapped the photo that became the reference for this painting. I kept having to pull over and jump out to take pictures. This is quite challenging, as pullouts are often quite small and come up suddenly without warning. But it was worth it!


Entry filed under: Acrylic, Big Sur, Landscape, Painting, Pointillism.

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1 Comment

  • 1. Adeaner  |  October 17, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Absolutely beautiful, Barbara !

Barbara J Carter

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