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A great day down at the beach today, 75 degrees and sunny! This plein air study was created from the cliffs of Hesiler Park looking down onto Diver’s Cove in Laguna Beach, California.

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The view from the cliffs

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pastels, beach, ocean, laguna beach, california, plein air, leslie gustafson, blue, cliffs, sea, atmosphere, sunny

Leslie Gustafson is a traditonal artist passionate about creating Art That Feels – an outgrowth of her work as a psychotherapist for the last 20 years. Working in all media, with a special interest in pastels, her art is both realistic and focused on expressing and prompting feeling. Rich color, Christian and Relational themes as well as Portraiture play a large role in her gallery here at RedBubble.

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  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 3 years ago

    Leslie, this is unusual and looks great. I love the contrast of cool and warm, and the richness of the rocks and overhang, with the soft, dreamy effect of sky reflected in the water. Thanks for submitting this to Solo.

  • HI Frannie!
    Thank you! How nice to have you be the first responder! Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. Painting out of doors is enlivening but challenging – one has to paint quickly as the sun keeps changing!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

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  • Thank you so much!! I appreciate you stopping by to say so:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 3 years ago

    Gosh, and to think it’s “just” a “study”. Happened to be moderating Solo and had to come over. ;)

  • Aww, thanks Frannie!!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Niki Hilsabeck
    Niki Hilsabeckover 3 years ago

    This is so soft and beautiful Leslie! Been dyin’ to get down to the beach these last couple days myself…

  • Now you can pretend you were there!! Thank you Niki for your lovely comment!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonover 3 years ago

    beautiful work leslie!

  • Thank you Maria!! I appreciate your continued support!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 3 years ago

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONover 3 years ago

    Excellent work Leslie, a great perspective !

  • Thank you George!! You are so kind!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 3 years ago

    Wonderful warm colors….well done wahini

  • Thank you KJ!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! This work has been featured in the Realist Paintings About Water group – 3rd April 2011

  • Well I am glad I got it in the right group!!;-)Thank you very much! It’s a real honor to me as the quality in both the landscape and waterscape groups is very high!! Yay!!! Thank you Lynda!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • homeartist
    homeartistover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work.

  • Thank you very much!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

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