Diver's Cove, Laguna Beach  by Leslie Gustafson

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Small 8.0" x 10.7"
Medium 12.0" x 16.0"
Large 16.0" x 21.3"
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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

Leslie Gustafson is a traditonal artist passionate about creating Art That Feels – an outgrowth of her work as a psychotherapist for the last 24 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. Moorealmost 4 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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    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...almost 4 years ago

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    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ .·´ ¸¸.·¨¯`·.♥♥Wonderful soft colours and detail very scenic Nicely done and presented

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

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 4 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 Hilsabeckalmost 4 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 patersonalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful work leslie!

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

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonalmost 4 years ago

    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work Leslie, a great perspective !

  • Thank you George!! You are so kind!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 4 years ago

    Wonderful warm colors….well done wahini

  • Thank you KJ!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 4 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
    homeartistalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work.

  • Thank you very much!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

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