Artist: Marci Rule Art

California Sunset

The original oil painting is 24"x 12" on linen canvas and was inspired by the beautiful sunsets off the Carlsbad Beach in California. I love going to the ocean as often as possible to capture these stunning sunsets and use the photographs as reference for my paintings.

Ocean Scenes . . . how it all started

I remember going to the beach at sunrise in December, 2018 while staying at the Carlsbad Inn with my daughter. I was still living in Wisconsin and flew out to find a place to live and a high school for my daughter. We walked to the ocean at sunrise to check it out and take photos. I was so inspired, I sat there for a few hours and took hundreds of photos. I didn’t want to leave! It was so peaceful. An entirely new experience for me. Little did I know this would become a new series of paintings for me. When I got back to Wisconsin and viewed the photos, I saw future paintings in so many. There was no doubt this would become a beautiful new series. Now, I just had to choose which ones to use as inspiration for my next painting. I’ve never painted so effortlessly in years! While I paint ocean scenes, I often listen to island music, Reggae or subtle waves, depending on my mood. I’m loving this now that I have moved to Carlsbad and live only a few miles from the beach and get new inspiration any time I want!