Above Laguna by David Damm 14×18″ Oil
Striking paintings. Every single painting is just fabulous. I love how his perspective is always spot on, no matter what painting you look at, they are each perfection without being overly done. This painting keeps your eye in and holds interest. My eyes start at the two regal palms, then to the top of the hill, down to the white building on the beach, then to the palm on the bottom left, swirling into the water and back to the two palms.
Look how many colors are in this painting. This painting has color, yet is so soothing to look at. His palette includes beautiful and natural colors. You can also feel movement in this painting, from the palms to the waves – also love the reflections in the water.
Check out David’s Oil, Pastel and Watercolor paintings! I first ran across David’s work via the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA.org), it jumped out at me! Love it! Looking through his paintings makes me want to visit California again and soon!
Read a bit about David, from his website:
“David Damm was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from Art Center College of Design and later studied with the noted Russian painter, Sergei Bongart (1919 –1985). His career began illustrating books, magazines and newspapers. In 1981 he began exhibiting, and has since participated in numerous exhibitions, throughout the country, including the Natural History Museum, the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The Bowers Museum and others in the Los Angeles area. He was featured in “American Artist” and has received many top awards including first place at the 1996 Mission San Juan Capistrano Plein Air Painting Event sponsored by Joan Irvine Smith. His greatest honor was meeting and completing a commissioned portrait of President Ronald Reagan. Damm is a signature member of the California Art Club and a board member. He is a signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and a member of the American Pastel Society. He divides his work between portrait commissions and landscapes, working in both oil, pastel and watercolor.”
All images via DavidDammArtist.com, used with permission…
Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.
Catch you back here tomorrow!