Friday, April 23, 2010

Pacifica Pier

Title: Dusk at Pacifica Pier
Size: 12 x 12 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Stretched canvas

This is a pier in Pacifica, a city on the coast about 10 miles south of San Francisco. People gather here for many different reasons, such as fishing, dog walking, picnic, watching big waves and sunset. It's just a beautiful place to be at anytime of the year. I often go there to take pictures of crows.

I did this painting for the upcoming county fair. This is my second seascape printings. It was a big challenge for me as I expected. The difficult part was getting the right colors. I was staring at my reference photos for days. lol Well, I think it turned out okay.

My next project is a still life painting. Hopefully I will be able to finish it after I come back from Japan. Yes, I will be visiting my family next week. :)

19 comments:

martinealison said...

Très belle atmosphère pour cette jolie toile...

Lisa M Griffin said...

I can feel the warmth of the scene. wonderful colors and composition.

adebanji said...

Wonderful!

dominique eichi said...

Just beautiful !

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I have NO doubt that there is nothing you can't paint! A beautiful sunset on water, you definitely nailed this!

Best wishes for your trip to Japan! Hope your family is well.

gail

WATERBABY CHRISTINE said...

This is stunning! A prize-winner for sure!

Mona said...

Wow, Akiko, this is so glorious!!! It is sure to win top honors. You are so versatile, and it is lovely to see a landscape by you, and it makes me miss CA.

Lokelani Forrest said...

This is absolutely beautiful.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

This is stunning Akiko - you have captured the colours of a sunset so perfectly. Every painting you do is perfection!!!!

Vern Schwarz said...

Akiko, this is yet another beautiful painting, and a very successful departure for you, but I'll bet there's a cat or two on that pier...ha!

Alice Thompson said...

Akiko, I love seeing you paint something like this. It's so personal... you go there to photographs crows... that is really cool. Who can resist the colors of a sunset over an ocean.
I am so envious that you are going to Japan!!! Take pictures and tell us about it when you get back. Enjoy your Family.

Dean Grey said...

Gorgeous Akiko!

So you can basically draw and paint just about anything, huh?

Enjoy your time in Japan! I always wanted to go there!

Take tons of pics and post them on your blog!

-Dean

Edward Burton said...

Very beautiful, Akiko.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Nice work, Akiko. It's not easy getting sunset colors to look real. It makes me miss CA too! Boo Hoo!
Have a great trip!

Gwen Bell said...

Akiko,you paint everything with a Master's touch...this is so serene and beautifully painted!

DEB said...

Akiko, this painting is gorgeous! I don't remember ever seeing any of your seascape, or really anything other than animals, paintings. You are a master in any subject!

colorhound said...

Akiko, it work like yours that inspire me to keep trying to get better. Love your work. Gene

RiverClear said...

gorgeous I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT SO MUCH""

Anonymous said...

I used to live right there, beautiful painting! We saw many of those sunsets, I really miss living in Pacifica.

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