Sunset at Pleasure Point
8x10 original oil painting
Pleasure Point is a world renowned surf location on the northern Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz County. During Prohibition the speakeasies gave the area the name Pleasure Point. Through the development of the surf culture, this area has been a place of distinction along the California coast.
Pleasure Point has been the home and training grounds for many great American surfers, including Peter Mel, Jay Moriarty, Robert "Wingnut" Weaver and Flea Virostko to name a few. The early big wave rider Fred Van Dyke and the inventor of the wetsuit, Jack O'Neill, are historic figures associated with this area.
Almost every weekend I look at this beautiful view of Pleasure Point. I've painted it several times. I've tried different compositions and color palettes. It's been a challenge to paint. I like the warm tones of this view at sunset.