Monday, October 22, 2012

vibrations

Davenport, 30 x 22, pastel on BFK
It's official. I have now lived in Washington longer than I lived in California. In many ways, I think of myself as a Washingtonian. I follow Washington state politics, watch local and state news, pay state (and federal) taxes. I carry a Washington driver's license. Raised my sons in Washington.

But, there are times when I still feel like a California girl. I hum tunes from the Beach Boys, check the surf reports, and paint California subjects. Like today. 

Just north of Santa Cruz, Davenport sits on beautiful cliffs above the Pacific Ocean. I stood in this spot, several years ago, with a group of friends and watched the waves crash. The wind was so strong that we didn't dare pull out our painting gear, but we saw evidence of painters there before us. One tree stump was covered in daubs of oil paint.

I may be a de facto Washingtonian, but today I feel more like a California girl.

Beach Boys "Good Vibrations." Obviously.



8 comments:

Roxanne said...

This one totally blows me away.

Susan Roux said...

You're allowed! I love your little story. It brings this painting to life for me. Love your colors.

Sergio DS said...

Yeah, I feel good vibrations, and with the song too.
:)

Karin Goeppert said...

I love this painting. Beautiful.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Roxanne. I appreciate your encouragement and support!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Susan! Stories provide powerful means to connect. I'm glad it meant something to you and that it translated into bringing the painting to life for you, too!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Sergio! It seems that you are a gentleman who enjoys the music of life! Thanks for commenting.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Karin: thank you for looking in and commenting!