Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Lead the way

Pastel, 12 x 16  SOLD
© 2016 Paula Somma. All rights reserved.

On my morning hike through the hills I come to this narrow path and it always stops me.
I often stand there and study the light knowing I will paint it some day soon.  The morning mist lays low in the nearby mountains and the mix of warm and cool colors is captivating.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Eucalyptus View

Pastel, 9 x 12
© 2016 Paula Somma.  All rights reserved.

It was a bit warm to be out painting today (88°F), but I got lost in this view. 
One of my favorite spots to rest along the Hermosa Trail head.
Early morning light, Catalina looked exceptionally close today.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

This Morning's Moon

Pastel, 9 x 9
© 2016 Paula Somma.  All rights reserved.

I took Bob to the airport at the crack of dawn this morning.  On the way back home, I had this amazing view of the moon at sunrise.  This was over San Juan Capistrano, painted from memory.  I painted this so Bob could see what he missed.

Friday, February 5, 2016