12x16 INCH ORIGINAL
PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING
BY TOM BROWN
Today is the starting day of the Huntington Beach Plein Air Invitational Painting Competition. The “Quick Draw” event was held this morning, where each of the competing artists had to complete a painting on location specified by the judges, within the allotted time frame. Our blank canvases were stamped on the back in advance, to insure that the painting was done today. At the completion of this “Quick Draw” event, we each turned in our effort for judging.
This is my effort. It is an icon to those who are familiar with the area, situated across Pacific Coast Highway from Huntington Harbor. It was once a water tower that has subsequently been converted to a unique residence overlooking the ocean.
I thought it would be interesting to show photos of my painting being completed on location. Enjoy the view and let me know if this was of interest.