This is a peak behind the curtain of my process: I go into nature and take photos and color notes on site, then go back to the studio and often times will make a watercolor painting/study first and then a painting from that. Some stay fairly realistic to the original, some get more abstract in color and shapes. This one is of the Big Sur.
the inspiration photo:
the watercolor: "Land, Sea, Sky (Big Sur #5), 2015, watercolor and gouache on paper, 22.5" x 13"
the painting: "Land Sea Sky (Big Sur #5)" 2015, Acrylic and Silver on Canvas, 36"x48":