Cliffs Below Cabrillo National Monument

The Cliffs Painting As Originally Completed

My cousin and I painted the cliffs below Cabrillo National Monument a few days ago. It was a foggy day with soft, muted light.

I don’t usually make many adjustments to my paintings when I get home, mostly because something gets lost in the process. But I thought the colors were too dull, did not like the diagonal across the upper edge of the sea, found the oval in the sky distracting, and wanted to indicate more of the foliage on the right side. This piece needed some adjustments!

Below is the changed painting, but as usual, I like the original version better. Even though this second version is happier and brighter, the focal area shifted from the cliffs to the foliage. Additionally, the overall mood of the first is truer to what originally struck me about the scene. Probably some mix of the two versions would be best.

The Cliffs Painting After Making Adjustments

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6 Responses to Cliffs Below Cabrillo National Monument

  1. AAN GEE says:

    So beautiful! On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 8:11 AM, Deliberate Sketching wrote:

    > Sarah Sullivan posted: ” The Cliffs Painting As Originally Completed My > cousin and I painted the cliffs below Cabrillo National Monument a few days > ago. It was a foggy day with soft, muted light. I don’t usually make many > adjustments to my paintings when I get home, mostly” >

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  2. Beverly Barrett says:

    You guys find great places and paint them well.

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

    Like

  3. lauraferrol says:

    Sally, I like both of them. I know what you mean about the first one. It brings more of the overcast feeling of the scene. The second one is cheerier. Thank you for all your posts. I always learn from you !

    Sent from my iPad

    >

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  4. I like them both. I’m thinking of them as being the same scene on two different days.

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