VENTURA HARBOR IV
|VENTURA HARBOR IV|
12x12 oil on gessobord
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Besides painting en plein air in Ventura I also took many photographs so that once I returned home to New Mexico I could continue to paint the boats, water, harbor, and buildings. I got a very good sense of the setting, could smell the salt water and feel the humidity so missing here at home.
I love the color the paddle and surf boards, flags and canvas sail covers add to the scene. Adjacent to the building, there are many umbrellas under which to enjoy a fish sandwich or a spicy Mexican meal.
If you haven't been to Ventura you would be missing something. There are quaint shops, hotels, restaurants and even a weekly flea market. Ventura is fairly quiet with not a lot of traffic, my kind of place.