Saturday, May 25, 2013

"Evening Glow" © Garland Park, Carmel Valley

Garland Park is the perfect place to paint near Carmel when the coastal fog is thick as cotton.  The park is only 8 miles from the ocean, covered in trails, dotted with ancient trees and clear skies.  The Carmel River flows year round along the edge of the park, headed to the ocean.  I talked to a ranger about the safety of painting alone and he told me it was perfectly safe in the park.  You wouldn't think that painting alone could be a problem but I have had a few of close calls, one mountain lion, the others human.  When I am involved painting a space ship could land next to me and I wouldn't notice.  Well, maybe but you get the idea. 

Oil on Linen,  16" X 20"


Marian Fortunati said...

You made me laugh, Laura. I so totally know what you're talking about.

I am always surprised at myself because any time anyone says something to me when I'm busy painting I have a startle reaction... I never even realize they'd been standing there until they say something.

I guess it's because we're enjoying what we're doing so much, huh??

Laura Wambsgans said...

Yes! One time painting under the Pasadena Bridge I started with about 20 cars around me. A couple of hours later I looked around and all the cars were gone. I don't remember one car leaving. That was the day I learned to be much more aware of my surroundings. It's so hard when you are in a piece.

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