Category: California Art
How and why artists got started painting California scenery.
California Impressionist Sky by Lorrie Morrison
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
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.
Scenic California Coast
Faith on Fire Sunset Photography Print by Lorrie Morrison
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.