Hello all. We recently visited the rugged northern coastline of Mendocino County and I took several photos of the area for painting inspiration. One of the places we went to was Point Arena Light house. The land 6 miles north and south of the light house was donated to the public to enjoy. Many great rock formations carved by the pounding waves clearly show the land being slowly removed by water, now a wonderful natural habitat for wildlife. One of my favorites are the pelicans that soar effortlessly on the wind . I had to put one into the painting. The light house is open to the public but show up on a non-foggy day so you don't miss out on the view from the top. I highly recommend this trip up the coast for all you soul searchers out there. It will add a new breath of life into all who venture there. Hope you like it... till next time enjoy...
Hello all fellow artists and fans of my work. I have been fine tuning old paintings and creating some new ones getting ready for a new showing of my art at Rivas Fish House on the wharf in Santa Cruz Ca beginning May 1st for 6 weeks. I am very excited to have my art on display and for sale at this location as it is right out on the ocean in a beautiful restaurant with full walls of glass viewing the light house and beaches of lovely West Cliff Dr from the water perspective. It will be the start of the tourist season there, a great time to be seen and better possibilities of sales. As a child we came over every other Sunday to the wharf to hang out with my family and have lunch there in Santa Cruz, which was my parents old stomping grounds(literally). They used to drive over in the 40's every weekend to dance to the big bands at the boardwalk. We have a family beach house at Pajaro Dunes near Moss Landing part of the Monterey Bay, that I go to as much as I can to lock into my mind, what the waves look like for painting inspirations. This new painting is of course completely out of my head but feels a bit more tropical than the area my paintings will be showing but there are several areas in Monterey and Carmel that do have similar waves and water color. Seascapes remind us of our travels, vacation with family and friends, and a ocean that we are all drawn to from all of our common beginnings. I love painting the going's on under the sea as well as whats on the surface , on land and beyond... anything natural environment wise. Stay in touch to see the latest paintings by John Garland Tyson artist of environmental wonder... Tyson environmental art.. TYSON...
John Garland Tyson
Artist of environmental wonder Thoughts behind the paintings