More beautiful studio is impossible to find!

I have arrived at my dear friend’s amazing house in San Clemente, Southern California, and I have set up a temporary studio with the Pacific as a backdrop. The major distraction today was a sea lion playing in the water just a short distance from the beach.surf1I brought my easel, paints, brushes, linseed oil, etc. and the “canvas” this time is an old dinged up surfboard with a lot of history.surf2Can’t think of a better studio. Wonderful!surf3I am painting with conventional oil paints and linseed oil on this surfboard. Now it will have to dry for a while before I can continue. I will look for another board to sink my teeth into tomorrow, there are plenty of old, well used boards laying around here…