Monday, November 13, 2006

Day Trip to Montara, CA

My wife and I recently took a short drive out past San Francisco, down the coast along Highway 1 to a little town called Montara. She had been wanting to test out her newly acquired manual camera and I wanted to take a break from my illustration work to do some plein air sketching. In Montara, there's a quaint little hostel set up by a New England style lighthouse where my wife stayed two nights before our wedding. We made it a point to return when I picked her up the following morning. When we arrived, the sun was just starting to break through the overcast skies, which was a disappointment to me since I prefer overcast painting conditions, but it made for a beautiful day and we both got to enjoy 'working' with each other at our own respective craft.

3 comments:

Joshua James said...

Very Cool. Makes me want to do some more watercolors!

-JtJ

SIM-R said...

Damn - that looks great Mike !
Beautiful colour work . Reads in small format just as well as when it's enlarged . I love doing studies like this - although lately for me everything is digital because of time and mess . Gonna have to try and get back to some watercolour stuff .

theincredibleandy said...

I keep forgetting how tough it is to pull off watercolors. I'm used to overworking everything, and here you go pulling off a nice job like this without breaking a sweat. I think your work looks like more fun than anything I've seen on CA in a long time. That's gotta count for something :)

Now go getcho self over to the Haggin Museum before that JC exhibit runs off! And take a good camera!