For a period of a little over a year I flew into Long Beach, CA on a regular basis. The image for this painting was sourced from a rare trip in which I landed during sunlit hours; on the flights out we’d usually take off just before sunset and follow the sun in vain before it slipped beneath the horizon.
early stages of the painting from December 2016:
completed April 2017:
title: LONG BEACH DESCENT 3; dimensions: 18″ x 36″; media: oil on canvas; year 2017