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Artist: Marci Rule

La Jolla Coast - Original

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I’ll never forget the afternoon I went to La Jolla and took photos for hours as high tide was approaching. I started by the Cove and worked my way south. This photo was taken south of The Children’s Pool. I was in almost knee deep to get as close as I could to the giant waves coming in without getting soaked! The waves were so powerful. I can still feel the energy I felt that day as I look at this painting. It was wonderful to add some rocks for a change to one of my paintings and I love the contrast in colors. This was painted in oils on a 22”x 28” canvas and can be viewed at The Forest & Ocean Gallery in La Jolla, CA.

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!