Sunday, June 21, 2009


Finally done! I've been working on this commission for the last month and a half.

Sunset Cliffs Park (San Diego) Acrylic on canvas 16"x48"

The purpose of this brochure is to educate visitors about our Sunset Cliffs Park here in Point Loma. This is a Pelican's eye view. As a surfer, one of my favorite sights is watching pelicans gracefully ride the updrafts of breaking waves.
Originally, this painting had some figures on the edge of the cliff (for scale). But I was asked to remove them in order to avoid giving tourists a dangerous idea (and potentially handing the city a law suit).

The 16"x48" original acrylic will be reduced down to a 5 1/2" x 16" - standard proportions for a City Parks brochure. Here is the rough compositional drawing to give you an idea - both folded and open.

The photos I used for this project were taken by Mark Lipskey from a mini remote controlled helicopter with both a still and video camera. Here are some pictures showing the copter at work and a few of it's still shots.
Cool idea! Lucky me that the graphic designer found this guy.