Afternoon at the Baker Beach

Today was one of those brightly sunlit and windless days in San Francisco where the air was so crystal clear that you could see the Farallon Islands that are 30 miles offshore. I headed for Baker Beach and started painting as the light began to fade behind the cliffs. A perfect plein air afternoon.

Here’s a photo of my painting near completion, taken while still on the easel. Oil on canvas, 9″x12″. Click here to see other photos from this afternoon.





Getting starting and blocking in…


Behind me, the Golden Gate Bridge, began to glow as the sun was setting.