Friday, August 21, 2015

Back Bay Waterways

Pastel, 9 x 12 - SOLD
© 2015 Paula Somma.  All rights reserved.

After taking Bob to the airport, I decided to take a walk along the Back Bay in Newport Beach.  The path is just off a busy street, but quickly takes you down into the marsh and foliage away from the hustle bustle and into nature’s peaceful embrace.   What stopped me here was the horizontal layers of color in the grasses with the walking trails and waterways that lead the eye through the painting.


Friday, August 14, 2015

Spontaneous Bouquet

Pastel  5 x 7
© 2015 Paula Somma.  All rights reserved.

Just had to paint something loose and fun.  
No reference, just memory and colors I like then dove in and had a lot of fun with
movement and marks.

Beach House

Pastel,  8.5 x 12
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This house always captures my attention when we stop at North Beach (San Clemente).  It’s the first house in the line up of homes along the coast line.  They always have a USA flag posted and at all times of the day, it maintains a peaceful presence and has become a very recognizable landmark to the locals here.  

Monday, August 10, 2015