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Elkhorn Ranch

A 6”x8” color sketch in oil that I did before starting the 24”x30” painting.

Photo 9, August 13, 2012 - The slough on the near side of the railroad track, and the far away strawberry field.

Photo 10, August 17, 2012 - The dirt road and the uncultivated hillside covered in dry native grasses.

I have a new project, a commission, so the Big Sur Coastline painting I was working on (see bottom of page) will just have to wait.  This is a field of strawberries on Elkhorn Ranch, a farm on which Naturipe berries are grown, that backs up against Elkhorn Slough.  The land has been left fallow this year, but I was given a tour of another field so I could photograph strawberry plants to my heart’s content.  Below the work-in-progress photos, are some of the source photos.  I’ll add more photos here as I continue painting.  


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Photo 1, July 21, 2012 - The drawing has been transferred to the canvas, and the scene blocked in using a very thin acrylic wash.   


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Work in Progress: The Big Sur Coastline from Nepenthe, by Jessica Maring

In February 2010, my husband and I spent a few days exploring the coast south of Carmel.  We stopped for lunch at Nepenthe, a restaurant perched high on a mountain overlooking the Big Sur coastline.  There’s a large terrace for outdoor dining, and this was our view.  I’ve been wanting to paint this ever since.  I’m working on stretched linen, 14 x 18, with oils.


I’ll add more photos here as I continue painting.  Thanx for visiting!

View of Big Sur coastline from Nepenthe; photo by Jessica Maring, Feb 2010

Big Sur Coastline, as seen from Nepenthe

Photo 2, July 24, 2012 - Started with oils on the hills in the background.

Photo 3, July 27, 2012 - Some work on the sky.

Photo 4, July 30, 2012 - Hillside and trees.

Photo 5, August 3, 2012 - More work on detail of distant montains; beginning on nearest trees.

Photo 6, August 6, 2012 - Begin on slough.

Photo 7, August 8, 2012 - The train track that cuts through the slough, and the near trees behind the slough.

Photo 8, August 11, 2012 - The near trees behind the slough, and mares’ tails clouds.

Source photos for Elkhorn Ranch

Photo 11, September 14, 2012 - Working on the foreground field of strawberries.