A Peaceful Morning on Pismo Lagoon

A Peaceful Morning on Pismo Lagoon

This is superb Paul, it looks a wonderful place.

Lovely brightness coming from the left, and the ducks look as though they are enjoying the lagoon. I have not used UArt pastel paper for a while, although I always got on well with it.

Thank you very much Margaret, it is indeed a wonderful place. Many is the morning over the years camping there, I have sat on the sand dunes with my coffee, camera, and a sketch book or pastels and enjoyed watching the ducks or shore birds in the lagoon.

Thank you Jennifer for your comments. I like the Unison paper, and have also enjoyed working with Fisher paper which is not as easy to find over here. I switch back and forth between UArt and Sennelier LaCarte and occasionally Colourfix or MiTientes Touch anded paper.

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Pismo Lagoon is formed by a creek that empties out into the Pacific Ocean at Pismo Beach, California. During a very hot heat wave, I decided to paint a cool rendition of that lovely place I have enjoyed over the many years we camped there. The pastel is 12"X16" on UArt 600 pastel paper.

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Paul Harman

I was born in Bournemouth, Dorset in a large home that once sat on the cliff next to the chime, and Shelly's cottage was next door. The old house is gone, but the memories linger. We immigrated to Canada by ship, when I was seven and lived in Ontario and Alberta and back to Ontario over a period of…

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