California Impressionist Sky by Lorrie Morrison

California Impressionist Sky

California Impressionist Sky

 

 Along the Central California coast, the sky is painted a beautiful Impressionist style before the sun goes down.  The tide is low as the silhouette of sea birds line up to find their resting places for the evening.

“You’ve seen the sun flatten and take strange shapes just before it sinks in the ocean. Do you have to tell yourself every time that it’s an illusion caused by atmospheric dust and light distorted by the sea, or do you simply enjoy the beauty of it?”   ~ John Steinbeck (Sweet Thursday)

Golden Coastal Sunset by Lorrie Morrison

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“Golden Coastal Sunset” Photography Print by Lorrie Morrison

Along the rocky shorelines of the central coast of California are spectacular twilights and sunset scenes. Cypress trees line the coastal shores while the sun sets behind the horizon. There is a brief time when the sun is almost down and darkness sets in. This is a time when colors reflect and float along the water and through the trees.

Lorrie Morrison Portfolio

Lorrie Morrison Portfolio

Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo

The San Carlos Borroméo del Rio Carmelo Mission was founded at its present site in 1771 by Father Junipero Serra and was once the headquarters for the entire California mission system. For over 227 years, this mission has drawn many visitors and artists; and may be the most frequently described structure in California, whether it be with art or words. Many artists have drawn, photographed, painted, and carved it’s image. It’s location was selected by Father Serra in a magnificent area on the central California coast.

This photograph was one of twenty pictures that won a regional art contest at ArtistRising.com . It depicts the front side of the church at the mission.

Church Door at Mission San Carlos

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Garden Paint

Inspire someone to take up a creative hobby. It helps the mind focus on things that are important. One of those important things is the well-being of your mind and body. In the difficult times of your life, it’s very important to concentrate on your positive ideas and make them happen. This is a picture I made when I was experimenting and learning how to use Photoshop. I was also experimenting with the digital camera. I take a camera with me everywhere.

The light shines on the garden in various ways during the day. When I noticed that, I decided I needed to try and capture that look… that feeling. One thing leads to another and I started making a website. It all took a while to learn how to do all this. I read and practiced many days a week.

Now it’s part of me and I can’t picture myself ever quitting!

Garden Paint

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Splashing Cannery Row in Monterey California!

 “A Cannery Row Autumn” ~ photographic print by Lorrie Morrison

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This is a small section of the coastline along Cannery Row in Monterey, California. This is the area that was made popular by the famous writer John Steinbeck. You may know some of his books called “The Grapes of Wrath” and “Cannery Row”. This area is where captains of ships would stop on their way to San Francisco, one of the many areas where a mission was placed by Father Serra. Many people from other countries laboriously worked in the canneries and sardine  factories along the Cannery Row.

 

It was full of colorful characters in those days… and still is for that matter! The canneries are still there standing empty. Most were made into restaurants or hotels where many tourists are attracted to eat and stay. Farther down the road is Fisherman’s Wharf where all the fish were caught and brought in for the canneries. But those were days long ago.

 

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