California Morning Light

The Beauty of Dawn: California Morning Light Effect on Carmel Beach.

We as Painters travel through different fascinations, moving from one to the next.

Being fascinated brings us time to study it, dedicate time to it, finding ways to express it.

I really got fascinated by the sunrise a year ago. Glad I could use it to get up early here too. Fascination is the Motivation! Because who sets his alarm to 5 AM when ‘on holiday’? The only downside: Didn’t get my coffee before work. (Too early, kitchen closed.) Next time I’ll bring the water boiler. After I finished up I returned to the hotel where I could feast on coffee.

CA14-2015-Schuring-Seascape-Morning Light Effect

CA14-2015 Seascape “Morning Light Effect on Carmel Beach”

oil on canvas, 24×30 cm | 9.6″ x 11.8″ 2015

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  • Thomas HawleyJuly 24, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Roos, Do you have any plans to return to Carmel? If so when? Best, Thos

    • rosepleinairJuly 25, 2015 at 5:29 am

      Thanks Thomas, I probably will. Won’t plan just yet. Thanks!

      • Thomas HawleyJuly 25, 2015 at 10:15 pm

        Roos, If you do come back, I will sign up for your workshop. Although my wife is from Baarn and we visit The Netherlands almost every year, I have found oil painting in foreign lands to be a challenge (as well as a bit of a mess.) So, although tempted, I have not signed up for any of your local workshops (even though some of California’s most famous early painters such as Wm Ritschel and Charles Rollo Peters painted great stuff on your beach.) Needless to say I greatly admire your work. Best, Thos

        • rosepleinairAugust 1, 2015 at 10:53 pm

          Great to hear. Yes, that connecting Katwijk and California. Who would have known! Following in the footsteps.. Please join my class! -> Build your canvas carrier. Video is here:
          It’s a life-changing thing. For some it is. If I was a millionaire I would invite you for free to prove it. But alas. I do need to get paid. In other words: it’s not why I say ‘join!’ For you, it’s easy having family there. Not going would be counter-intuitive. Ok. my 50 cents! :) All in due time right. When peeps are ready, they’re ready.

          • Thomas HawleyAugust 2, 2015 at 8:54 pm

            Dear Roos, Painting box looks great! I might prefer slotted sides wide enough to hold two panels (rather than half dowels) in order to increase capacity. Thinking 11 x 14 as standard size panel. (I wish I’d had one of these cases in Umbria where I managed to take only four canvases home (carry on) and tossed the rest in an Italian dumpster–alas, no great loss to the world of art.)
            Can you direct me to the place on your web site where you discuss what the student brings to the workshop and what you provide (i.e. easels?).
            Love your painting of the horse pulling cart on beach–very much in the tradition of the artists who painted kelp gatherers on Katwijk as a favored topic at the beginning of the last century. Best, Thos

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