Monterey Bay


This is my impression of Monterey Bay.  

A quaint,  picturesque, sea side town on the Pacific Coast, south of San Franscisco. 

I have painted this painting twice, both in Oil Pastels.

I did the first one right after my visit to Monterey in late 2005. I was more satisfied with the waters (esp in the foreground, right hand corner) in this one.  

But I like the second try (below) more because of how I managed the proportions and the depth.

I painted the second in June 2006 as a gift for my sister-in-law.


Monterey Bay - the first try

Monterey Bay - The second try