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Recent oil paintings by Brian Belfield. You will find paintings of favorite San Diego spots like: Sunset Cliffs, La Jolla, Windansea, Balboa Park, Batiquitos Lagoon and more.
Here are some coastal plein air paintings. Reflections off of the San Dieguito Lagoon in Del Mar. Waves crashing at Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach. And two paintings of the rocky shoreline in La Jolla at Windensea beach.
Some plein air paintings of San Diego's North County. A wet trail and eucalyptus in Escondido and two paintings of San Pasqual Valley.
Four plein air studies of clouds sharing a canvas painted in Del Mar, California. An effect sketch and a detail sketch of some trees near lake hodges, for a studio painting I'm working on.
Plein air paintings of some local lakes, two of Lake Hodges and one of Lake Poway, California.
A small plein air painting of rocks at Cabrillo National Monument and a large studio piece of Sunset Cliffs, California.
Some trees from around the county. A sycamore painted in Mission Trails Regional Park, a eucalyptus from Carmel Valley, and torrey pines painted in the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Extension.
Salt water pools reflecting sky. Ocean Beach, La Jolla, and Cabrillo National Park, California.
Some back country. Lake Poway, Ramona Grasslands Preserve, and Guajome Regional Park, California.
Trees. La Jolla, Penasquitos Canyon, and Ramona Grasslands Preserve, California.
Sketching around. Windansea shore, Mission Bay dive boat, Pappys Point in Sunset Cliffs and Mission Trails Regional Park by the old dam, California.
Three views of Garbage Beach at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, Ocean Beach, California.
Some non-ocean water. Batiquitos Lagoon and Aqua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad and Lake Hodges in San Diego, California.
Three paintings of the layered rocks near the tide pools at Cabrillo National Monument, California.
A few of tourist spots: Hotel del Coronado, Oceanside Harbor, and Balboa Park.
Rocks and waves at Windansea Beach, La Jolla, California.
La Jolla, California. Two painted along the Coast Walk Trail and one on the beach near Coast Blvd.
A few coastal scenes. On the beach at Santa Cruz Cliffs, Bird Shit Rock in Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach and looking south to Dog Beach in Del Mar, California.
Here is the flyer for the San Diego Plein Air Painters anniversary show in Cardiff and Solana Beach! (The webpage links aren't active.)
Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach, California. The first painting is of an arch of rock that the kids like to jump off of into the water below. Then a painting of Ratkay Point on an overcast day followed by a view of Pappys Point in the sunshine. - plein air oil paintings by Brian Belfield
Where the rivers meet the ocean: Rose Creek in Pacific Beach. (I've glimpsed this creek a hundred times while driving by and finally stopped and painted it.) Batiquitos Lagoon viewed from a little knoll. Los Penasquitos Lagoon from right underneath the I-5 freeway. - plein air oil paintings by Brian Belfield
Three paintings of rocks from La Jolla, California. The first is Windansea beach and the other two are along Coast Blvd. - plein air oil paintings by Brian Belfield
Three paintings of trees: I don't know what the first tree is, but the light was shining through the leaves and I liked it. That was in Quail Hollow natural park in Encinitas, California. Then eucalyptus trees in La Jolla and Batiquitos Lagoon. - plein air oil paintings by Brian Belfield
Three seascapes: Down on the rocks in Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, California. Then a painting of the new feature in Sunset Cliffs (created when part of the cliff collapsed) and the overcast sky reflecting off the water. Finally Santa Cruz Cliffs in Ocean Beach. - plein air oil paintings by Brian Belfield
Some tourist paintings, after all, San Diego is a tourist town. A hot dog stand, got the third place ribbon in the San Diego Fair plein air painting contest. The San Diego Presidio glimpsed through the trees. The William D. Evans sternwheeler at the Bahia Resort. Finally, the folks at Mission Beach waiting for the sun to break through. - plein air oil paintings by Brian Belfield
Paintings from the coast. Windansea, sunny for a change. The trail from the Torrey Pines Gliderport down to Black's Beach. La Jolla cliffs. Stairs and lifeguard tower in Solana Beach and train tracks in Del Mar. Finally the tide pools at Cabrillo National Monument - plein air oil paintings by Brian Belfield
Lagoons I have known. The iconic Torrey Pines bluff over Los Penasquitos Lagoon. San Elijo Lagoon, and then Batiquitos Lagoon. - plein air oil paintings by Brian Belfield
San Diego back country. Three painted near the El Capitan mountain in Lakeside. Three more from Los Penasquitos Canyon. - plein air oil paintings by Brian Belfield
More San Diego back country. Two from Ramona Grasslands Preserve. Two from Lake Hodges. Then, San Pasqual Valley, and Mission Hills Regional Park. - plein air oil paintings by Brian Belfield
Boats. Oceanside Harbor, boats seen from Tidelands Park, Coronado, and the little Coronado Ferry. - plein air oil paintings by Brian Belfield
Bridges of San Diego County. The Cabrillo Bridge in Balboa Park, the North Torrey Pines Bridge in Del Mar, and a freeway bridge in Mission Trails Regional Park. - plein air oil paintings by Brian Belfield
Field... OK, can you tell we had a little rain this winter? After years and years of drought I'm not sure I know what to do with all this green stuff, but it sure is fun to paint. Two paintings from Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, two from Ramona Grasslands Preserve and two from San Pasqual Valley, California. - plein air oil paintings by Brian Belfield
...and stream. The first two are feed by the spillover of the cow pond in Ramona Grasslands Preserve. The last one is the Santa Margarita River in Fallbrook, California. - plein air oil paintings by Brian Belfield
Some paintings of civilization, more or less. Clouds over the suburbs from Hilltop Park. Reflections in Web Park, Rancho Bernardo. Boats in Oceanside. The new barn and the old, in Ramona, California. - plein air oil paintings by Brian Belfield
Salt water on the rocks. Cabrillo National Monument, two from La Jolla and one from Ocean Beach, California. - plein air oil paintings by Brian Belfield