During our stay, we managed a quick trip along the coast, also known as the scenic Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). It's really one of my most favorites places, second after Ireland. I love the huge hills and valleys, and the vast changes between desert and rocky coastlines.
We had also been there about a decade earlier, and after looking through my plethora of photos for inspiration, I settled on these two to paint:
"Pacific Edge", 8 x 10" Oil on panel
"California Coast", 11 x 14" Oil on canvas
I don't paint Landscapes very often, but I had a great time working on these. I hope to paint more of them in the near future (I still have lots of photos to go through!).