This painting is my latest creation based on one beautiful late afternoon in the early Spring when I was walking my chocolate lab along the bluffs south of Half Moon Bay.   As we finished our walk some spectacular storm clouds rolled in along the Pacific Ocean.   The vivid colors and subtle patterns were breathtaking!  Every few seconds the sky would change in color, tone and pattern.  I spent the next hour taking hundreds of photos of these beautiful skies in an effort to commit to memory as much as possible.  This particular image captures the last lingering clouds, displaying a delicate range of violets, greens, pinks, and blues.  This painting is created on a gallery wrapped canvas with the image continuing around the sides so that framing is not required.  It is varnished, wired, and ready to hang.

- Sheila Finch

Coastal Sky III

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

20" h x 20" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Sheila Finch
Belmont, California

Getting to Know Sheila

Sheila spends many hours studying clouds from the cockpit of her sailboat on the California coast. She's frequently blessed with beaming sunrises and storms that create beautiful displays of light streaming across the ocean or shimmering off the nearby coastal mountain range. Sheila's award-winning paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe. She has received recognition from the National Arts Appreciation Program, and her work has been exhibited at the prestigious L'Espace Bateau Lavoir in Paris.