Late Afternoon, Gaviota Coast, is an oil painting of Gaviota Beach located just North of Santa Barbara, CA, and south of Solvang, CA  .  This painting was done loosely with a palette knife instead of a brush.  It is late int eh afternoon in summer.  The cliff on the left of the painting are very rough and textured because of the knife…an effect I cannot get with the brush.  The fog was beginning to build on the horizon which is so common at Gaviota.