oil on linen, 24×36 plus frame size. Last summer, while driving to San Francisco on the Coastal Highway (CA 1), we reached the area around Pescadero State Beach. We noticed that the meadows on both sides of the highway, were covered with wildflowers in bloom: pinks and lavenders, golds, oranges, and white. I took several photos and the next week went to the same location to paint. When I returned to my studio, I decided that this location would become my focus for a lengthy study, which led to six paintings. I ended my study with Coastal Muse, which is a fun large painting that you can almost walk into.