Looking Back(wards)

I've found that as I go in search of the next exceptional painting, the harder I look, the more likely I don't find what I think I went in search of. I often find what I'm looking for when I least expect it. I'll turn around and start to head home and suddenly there's a "eureka" moment. By looking back at what I overlooked going in a different direction, the light, the scene, the subject matter, something,reveals itself. There's the painting, staring you in the face. Paint it, photograph it, do something… but don't overlook it. The past was yesterday, the future is tomorrow, that's why they call today "the present". This painting is Catalina Island's west end, far less visited than Avalon, Catalina's main town. I found this view walking back to the Banning House after a long day of painting. It reminds me of how almost all of California's coast looked 100 years ago. (Day 3 of the 7 day challenge from Robert Goldman.)
Hills at Two Harbors

Hills at Two Harbors

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