Pastel, 12 x 9
© 2013 Paula Somma. All rights reserved.
My husband, Bob, and I love to walk the beach here in San Clemente. Early on in our marriage, Bob realized that when I have a camera in hand, I often get swept up in composition and miss the joy of being in the moment. So he is the one often taking the photos on our adventures in life so I can take it all in. Not just visually, but the feel of the place, the subtle sounds and smells. Thankfully he's got a great eye and the combination of his photos with my memory of the moment make for strong references to paint from. This was an amazing sunset that evening a few months ago. Now I have a tangible memory of it to share.
Painted on ArtSpectrum ColourFix (Storm Blue) with no underpainting.