Morning Mist Laguna - Original Oil Painting of Laguna Beach California - Living Room Art - Family Room Art - Beach Decor - Crescent Bay

"Morning Mist, Laguna" | 9" x 12" | Oil on panel
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©2015 by Kim VanDerHoek

Laguna Beach, California is a beautiful place to find views to paint. This painting was created on location overlooking Crescent Beach.

The clouds kept moving in and out of the background that morning, one moment obscuring the hills behind the palm trees and then a short time later revealing them. The color of the diffused light created by the clouds was really beautiful and I knew I only had a very short time to capture the effect on canvas before it was gone. I quickly put up my easel and went to work painting that section of the painting first and then working on the surrounding areas. Fortunately, I was able to capture it in time because in just a few hours the clouds rolled back in and completely obscured the hills and ocean behind the palm trees, changing the view dramatically.