Saturday, September 20, 2014

Twilight Waves

"Twilight Waves"  (Watercolor, 8"x10")  C. Eastwood,  © 2014
This is based on a photo that I took at dusk while standing out on the pier in Newport Beach, CA, and looking down the coast to the next one.  I'm trying to capture that moment when there is still enough light to see, but with darkness being imminent.  It's amazing how quickly everything changes moment to moment.

Winter Waves

"Winter Waves"  (Watercolor, 8"x10")  C. Eastwood, © 2014
This is from a photo I took in January 2013 at Newport Beach, CA, near the pier.  It was a bright, sunny day with lots of wind, and the surf was up.  We were actually killing some time and getting in a last little bit of sight-seeing with our friends before driving them to the airport for their return flight home to Kiel, Germany.  They were delighted and snapped lots of pics to show friends back home and help perpetuate the myth of the weather here in Southern California!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fried Egg Poppy

"Fried Egg Poppy"  (Watercolor, 8"x10")    C. Eastwood, © 2014
The first time I saw one of these, it stopped me in my tracks.  There's something delightfully fun about this huge, frilly poppy that looks like a giant fried egg.  So when it came time to make a painting for the 7th Annual Daisy Miracle Benefit ( which supports the UCSD Neonatal Intensive Care Unit -- this was it.  For the last couple of years, I've painted pictures of little girls, and I just felt like it was time to change it up a bit.  Et voila!  This is my fourth year donating art and I am so pleased to be able to contribute to this very worthwhile cause.  I hope you'll visit the website and read about Miss Daisy and the legacy she leaves behind.