"Pier Patterns" | 8" x 8" | Oil on canvas panel.
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©2013 by Kim VanDerHoek
A few weeks ago I went down to San Clemente beach to paint. I'd never been to that location before and thought it was time to give it a try.
The beach itself is not as exciting as Laguna Beach or Crystal Cove State Beach but, it has a fantastic pier with pilings that splay out at and angle underneath. The building you see on the beach is a lifeguard tower.
The challenge with this location is that it's been painted by local artists a lot. I wanted to try a view I haven't seen painted before (although I'm sure I'm not the only artist to paint this view), also see if I could work out an interesting design and I wanted to capture several waves coming in.
It was a fun location that I would like to revisit again.