Carpinteria Salt Flats

I feel so fortunate to live in my area of California: The Carpinteria Salt Flats are far from my home and the area has it all: ocean, mountains, meadows. There isn’t enough time to paint it all.

As much as I love the salt flats, I actually chose this image today because I still had a bunch of green mixed up from yesterday’s painting…I had to use it.

As usual, I started with my notan:

I love this shape! And as you can see in the finished painting, I was fascinated by the path reaching around while one end of the clouds would meet the path if the path continued along the diagonal. (A stretch, I know… but it is how I see it.)

Thank you for joining me on my journey!