Beach at El Capitan
19" x 25.4"
Just west of Santa Barbara, El Capitan State Park is sandwiched between Highway 101 and the sea, at the beginning of a long stretch of undeveloped coastline. I remember huge groves of sycamores swimming in nasturtiums. And wind. Plein aire drawing requires strategies for immobilizing a tripod easel in all kinds of weather situations - in this case using the bicycle as an anchor and hooking to it with bunjis. Dropped charcoal, stumps, etc, simply vanished in a horizontal direction.