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Colors of Sheltered Glass (Gaviota Coastline)


Near the end of last year I was commissioned to make a painting of one of my favorite beaches along the Gaviota coastline. I found this a unique request as I am currently living and studying in Tasmania. Contemplating the offer I fell into a daze......I soon became accompanied by soft sheltered gusts of north-westerlies carrying the aromatic flavors of local chaparral over the headland. It's one of those warm inter days, and the inside of the cove is sheet glass. A mirror reflection of geographic features and colorful flora periodically waver touched by a delicate spindrift. I am perched on a bluff and a hawk circles above a grove of sycamores. Today there is no work or school, no errands or commitments, today is a day for enjoying the things we love with the ones we love..... I awoke with a smile and began making this painting. Thousands of miles from home, a recollection of experiences and memories from a stretch of coastline that breathed inspiration and molded me into who I am today.


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The old pond- a frog jumps in, sound of water - Basho