Monday November 19 2007  2:25PM

Well I spent this past weekend camping out in Big Sur.  It was perfect weather for camping and it was very nice to spend some time in nature painting, taking photographs, writing, and sitting by the fire.  Big Sur was described by Henry Miller as "Nature smiling at herself in the mirror of eternity."  I couldn't put it any better. 

I met some very nice people along the way in my travels down the coast.  I came across tourists from all across the country and around the world.  It was refreshing and served as a concrete reminder of why we choose to live in California.

Following are some pictures from the trip.   The paintings at the end are not quite finished.  But they are close.  
I am still fine tuning them.
Hope you enjoy.
-Luke
 
 
 
  Sunset over the Pacific at Partington Cove in Big Sur  (Photoshopped)
   
 
  Partington Cove - Big Sur (Unfinished)   10 x 30"  Acrylic on Canvas
   
 
  At the campsite, I caught this picture of headlights on the trees. 
Reminded me of works by O. Winston Link
   
 
  Point Lobos, near Carmel, CA
   
 
  Beautiful steps at Point Lobos
   
 
  A higher power at play.
   
 
  Painting on site at Bixby Bridge overlook in Big Sur. 
I snapped this shot right as the fog was blowing in, meaning I was done painting for the day!!
   
 
  Bixby Bridge - Big Sur (Unfinished)   12 x 36"  Acrylic on Canvas
   
 
  Bixby Bridge - Big Sur 12 x 36"  Acrylic on Canvas   SOLD
(Note difference mainly in sky and water, also a few details on the bridge)
   
 
  Bixby Bridge - Big Sur 12 x 36"  Acrylic on Canvas  (Detail)
   
 
  Bixby Bridge - Big Sur 12 x 36"  Acrylic on Canvas  (Detail)