Cherry Sweig
Crystal Cove
 

  For the past five years, we have stayed on the beach at Crystal Cove ...

an incredible experience at this California State Park located between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach.

  It’s an amazing artist’s venue at my doorstep.


  This is the view looking north from one of the four observation decks...


‘Beach Umbrellas’

Original Watercolor

18 x 24”








 ‘Beaches’  Plein Air Oil...  12 x 16”  Crystal Cove State Park

Our cabin’s painting porch:  #19  South Sea Shanty

 ‘Beaches South’  Plein Air Oil... 8 x 16”  Crystal Cove State Park
FIRST YEAR:    ‘Five White Umbrellas’  Plein Air Oil...  12 x 16”  Crystal Cove State Park

‘Sunset Leaving’

Original Watercolor

18 x 24”

January 12, 2012..

   Perfect painting light today!         I followed the shadows and set up at this new view of the visitor’s cottage. I chose to paint more of the feeling of the scene than an exact representation in scale and detail. For me, today was about the shadows, the foreground palm and the yellow cottage. 

  One on-looker commented:  “You love what you do, dont’t you?‘   YES! when there’s days like today at the end of my paintbrush.


Half-way there....

View from south deck towards the cottage where they filmed the movie, ‘Beaches’.