"Before the Rain, Newport Back Bay" | 9" x 12" | Oil on canvas panel | ©2014
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Painted on location at the Back Bay in Newport Beach, CA.
An incoming storm brought some dramatic clouds above the Back Bay wetlands. When I spotted these particular clouds I worked quickly on my drawing and did my best to remember what they looked like because just a few minutes later these were gone and new clouds moved through the sky. It was actually a great exercise in painting from memory and I think the design of the clouds really enhances the composition.