Sunday, June 1, 2008

Humboldt Coast- Road Trip 04

Humboldt Coast, oil on masonite, 7" X 5", 2008
$100 USD

e-mail me for purchase information

I had planned on taking 101 as far as I could, but I realized that I wasn't going to be seeing much coast that way for a long time. So I legged it over on to highway 1, through twisty narrow mountain roads, until finally I broke out of the tree cover to dramatic steep cliffs diving into the surf.
Hot and sunny, and I'm lathered up with SPF 55 suncream for babies. Also hot is the car, because I apparently had the emergency brake on for and hour and a half...

At this point in the trip I feel like I'm getting comfortable enough to start recognizing some of the skills I'd like to build. As I've mentioned before, plein air painting is fairly new for me, and as such I really haven't developed an 'eye' yet, (I won't be Clyde Aspevig anytime soon) but I see how I could make some good landscapes down the road.

View Larger Map


Stacey Peterson said...

This is nice - it looks like you were getting more comfortable as you drove!

Clyde Aspevig is my hero. Seriously.

Jason Waskey said...

Thanks Stacey! I've been painting long enough to know where I've yet to get (as far as painting, esp. landscape work), but yes, I did get more comfortable as I rolled along.

Aspevig ROCKS.