Marina Dunes

Marina Dunes, 10×30, oil on canvas

Celebrating our beautiful Marina dunes, beaches, and shoreline, enjoy another new painting from the Neff Studio.  Some locals might recognize the scene.  We frequently walk the trails along the beautiful Marina coastline. This scene in Ft Ord Dunes State Park is from the top of the hill near the Divarty St entrance looking across the bay to Monterey.  If you look closely you might see a few of the ubiquitous paragliders in the painting.

For years before moving here, I drove right by the Marina area to paint further south for shows like the Carmel Art Festival, and at the time, showing in galleries in Carmel.  Now, the rainbow of colors in the dunes draw me in.  From dark grays to bright reds and yellows, the patchwork of nature makes a seemingly abstraction of patterns, and I have grown to appreciate the wonderful scenery near my new home.

BTW, this painting and many others will be featured during the Monterey Artists Open Studio Tour.  Save the dates of October 16,17 and 23,24 if you want to stop by to see my studio.  I need to clear out my studio, so will have many pieces from all over California and the western US many on deep discount.