Monday, June 25, 2012

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Center Panel Triptych work in progress ©2012 Katherine Kean    
I've worked my way back around to this triptych. I started this several months ago and had to put it aside to focus on other work. You can see parts of the under painting in this post, and the triptych in progress below.
Triptych work in progress  ©2012 Katherine Kean
This painting is inspired by El Matador State Beach - one of those places that I've been motivated to paint again and again. It's a beautiful beach, as are many on the California coast, and unique in character, as they all are. This one seems to have that golden light set off by the drama of the rock formations, very different from the coastline further north.

Although El Matador is not on the list for closure, 70 or so other state parks are. This represents about 1/4 of all of our state parks and will affect residents and tourists alike, as well as many local businesses that serve park visitors. If you are planning to visit any California State Parks this summer you may want to check this map of planned closures or click here to learn more about it.


Jean Spitzer said...

It is looking quite beautiful.

I should be out at the northern California coast in a few days. Looking forward to it.

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Jean.

It's a beautiful time of year to visit - hope you'll have a wonderful trip!

Kathryn Hansen said...

ohhh...i think this is one of my very favorites of yours!! LOVE the lighting in it!!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness! This is so so breathtaking! I'm awed by it! I bet people will be fighting for it when you list it for sale! I know I would!

jeronimus said...

I love the golden sand in your triptych. Beautiful composition.
Sad to learn about the park closures in the US. Here in Australia, the government is trying to create a marine park around a large percentage of the coastline, which will be the biggest in the world (I think). There is opposition from the fishing industry however.

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Kathryn! I've been fascinated with that low angle of light, especially through water and mist.

Katherine - thank you! I'll be sure to let you know when it's available!

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Jeronimus - it sounds like Australia has a good idea! I hope it gets past the opposition. How wonderful it would be for artists too!

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