studio, oil, 11" x 9", 'Big Sur'
Big Sur is a sparsely populated region of the Central Coast of California where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. The region is the segment of California State Route 1 from Carmel south to San Simeon. The name "Big Sur" is derived from the original Spanish "el sur grande", meaning "the big south", or from "el pais grande del sur", "the big country of the south".
My painting is from a photo I took on a spring road trip along Highway 1 in 2013. Being a landlubber, I am learning to sea!