Thursday, November 7, 2013

Golden Gate

It was a pretty day on the bay.  I was painting with friends in Sausalito yesterday.  The weather was perfect and we set up at Fort Baker.  This awesome view of the Golden Gate Bridge is from below at the Coast Guard Station.  The sailboats were out and it was not windy.  This is a first, since I have painted from this vantage point before, but always needed shelter from the wind.  It was a clear day except for a low cloud just above the horizon.  The sky was streaked with vapor trails from air traffic taking off just down the Bay. 
The bridge was back lit so it appeared black or silhouetted.  It is always a challenge to paint the sloping wires but I gave it a swipe.  I did do the rocks with warm colors to accent an otherwise cool composition. 

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