Paintings from Sunset Series by Spence Munsinger, Color Field + Blank White Canvas + Realism + Contemporary Abstract Art, original paintings for sale

"What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house."
― Edward Hopper

A Painting A Day – "Cliff Drive"

Original Painting, Cliff Drive.  See How To Buy Art

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Fine Art Print, 12″ x 16″, Cliff Drive.    See About Prints

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My favorite walk in Santa Barbara is along the Douglas Preserve, to the end of the trail. This ends over Hendry’s Beach. This is the view over the cliffs to the beach and restaurant and lifeguard tower below, and the expanse of hillside and road leading back up from the beach.

A Painting A Day | Cliff Drive, original painting by Spence Munsinger, photograph

Cliff Drive, Photograph

This painting is that winding road over the hills next to the ocean in the golden fading light.

The process was pastel sketch to airbrush primary color underpainting to broad painting down to detailed gestures.

A Painting A Day | Cliff Drive, original painting by Spence Munsinger, airbrush

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A Painting A Day | Cliff Drive, original painting by Spence Munsinger, first paint

First Paint

A Painting A Day | Cliff Drive, original painting by Spence Munsinger, second paint

Second Paint

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Third Paint

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A Painting A Day | Cliff Drive, original painting by Spence Munsinger

Cliff Drive

A Painting A Day | Cliff Drive, original painting by Spence Munsinger, on easel

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A Painting A Day | Cliff Drive, original painting by Spence Munsinger, on easel

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