The paintings that are hung on these virtual walls, range from completed work, to works-in-progress. The process is a bit like fly fishing, as I work to push the paint and composition toward an abstract direction - only to reel it back in again, to find the sweet spot for detail and clarity.

California Beach Day at Crystal Cove - finshed work

Note to friends: I realized, in my haste, that I had "created" new blog posts a number of months ago, as well as recently - and only saved them. I inadvertantly forgot to click "publish". So it goes. If you receive the RSS feed, you will probably receive a handful of new posts. Sorry for cluttering up your in-box all at once.

Umbrella Day at Crystal Cove
By M. Sonoqui Gillette
Oil on Wood Panel
8" x 10"

This is the finished painting, with a few corrections and "liberties" taken. ;]