painter linda S. gunn

LINDA S. GUNN

Painting En Plein Air

Plein Air painting or Painting on Location as my water media classes were titled is a unique opportunity for me to illustrate my personal view of my surroundings. I want my paintings to depict my love of life and it's magic. I enjoy the planning of every painting. Often the planning takes longer than the actual painting. I strive for an intriguing composition with strong value contrast. The use of light and placement of color is imperative for every painting.


the louie b
10 x 14
oil on board

i'm thrilled to have the honor of painting at the marina shipyard

the louie b, of long beach
9 x 12
oil on linen

this ittle tugboat belonged to the grandfather of the shipyard

this is halloween
12 x 16
oil on board

my daughter outdid herself with halloween decorations. people passing by stop for a closer look. i painted a portrait of our late pet pigeon on a headstone.

alley's end
22 x 15
watercolor

this alley at 4th and ocean in seal beach, ca is a favorite beach access for the local residents.

the desert inn
9 x 12
oil on linen

this is that house our father built in 1963. we are proud that it still belongs to our family

hot sand
15 x 22
watercolor

the first plein air painting for my series of cabrillo beach. my family used to eat lunch on tables like this before hiking out to the tide pools.

yard umbrellas
15 x 22
watercolor

i painted this from my backyard as the house painters were painting our house

alimittos bay marina
11 x 14
oil on board

this sign is on the corner of an extremely busy intersection of long beach. as i stood there to paint many big trucks and cars roared past. only one pedestrian stopped to see what i was painting.

hibiscus
15 x 22
watercolor

these bright red flowers were begging me to paint them.

my blue flowers
6 x 6
oil on canvas

i finally took the time and spent the day in my yard to paint my favorite flowering bush.(ceanothus, california lily)

alimittos bay afternoon
11 x 14
oil on board

this is the beach where i learned to swim as a child. i painted it the day after school had started hence the lack of towels and umbrellas.

three hours, laguna
11 x 15
watercolor

a plein air painting painted on main beach in laguna during a 3 hour competition with the laguna plein air painters of america