Sunrise at MalibuElizabeth Garat
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Ready to hang
Signed on front
24 " h x 24 " w x 2.25 " d |3 lbs. 0 oz.
In "Sunrise at Malibu," I wanted to capture the rich plum silhouettes of the Santa Monica mountains just after dawn. On clear days after the sun rises, the caps of the ocean waves glow with warm colors.
The painting has bold, impasto brushstrokes. The edges are painted in a deep eggplant hue, and the piece is sealed with an invisible wax for protection.
Growing up in California and Colorado, Elizabeth spent much of her formative years outdoors. “Exposure to nature early on planted the seed of landscape painting in me,” she says. She enjoyed spending time on her grandfather’s sunny sheep ranch and going to the beach with her grandmother. Her grandmother also would bring her to art galleries in Laguna Beach, where she was first introduced to California Impressionism. Today, Elizabeth lives in Tennessee and enjoys painting both outdoors and in her studio, a detached garage at her home. She has a keen interest in working with color and capturing the effects of light.