Spring is beautiful this year after a lot of needed rain in southern California. Below are paintings I painted this spring. In southern California the first days of spring are richly experienced sometimes at the beach. The "Ride the Wave" watercolor is a demonstration I did in one of my classes.
This next watercolor is a compilation of three photos I took while I was up in the Napa Valley of California. I grew up in the are just right over the blue hills in the background.
The barn is an old redwood barn in Woodland, California. I discovered it on a farm road in that area. If you are interested in purchasing this painting go to my Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/se-en/shop/KenHarrisWatercolors?ref=hdr_shop_menu&show_panel=true
This watercolor is of an old redwood barn behind a winery on Price Road in San Luis Obispo.
This watercolor is of Pismo Beach, California which I painted on location from the cliff in front of the Cottage by the Sea Motel.
The boat watercolor started out as a demonstration to my class at Vanguard University, on how to paint clouds. Because it was a quick demo it didn't turn out like I thought it would. (Does it ever?) I thought about the painting and realized it needed brighter color and more contrast. I favor the primaries sometimes. Below is the result.