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25th Anniversary Painting of Dana Point Harbor

25th Anniversary Painting of Dana Point Harbor
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25th Anniversary Painting of Dana Point Harbor
Paul Gavin, Oil on canvas, 2013

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Dana Point Anew

Paul Gavin Fine Art Artist Paul Gavin's 25th Anniversary Painting of Dana Point Harbor and reproductions will soon be available as giclees. The new piece is an oil painting.

Like his watercolor painting Dana Dreams: An Endless Summer, the first of his Premier Coastal Series completed in 1988 the view is from above the Orange County Marine Institute looking across the Harbor toward's Dana Point, Capistrano Beach, and San Clemente with Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in the distance. However much has changed since then and the new piece shows them. The Marine Institute has been completely rebuilt and Brig Pilgrim, the Spirit of Dana Point and the R/V Sea Explorer are visible in the foreground. The harbor is alive with stand-up paddle boarders (see Paul's Three Wise Men) — who have replaced the 1988 wind surfers — launching from Baby Beach, or Mom's Beach. Because it is an oil, the new painting is also much brighter than the original Dana Dreams; the medium enables much stronger sense of light and life.

This new oil painting of the Dana Point Harbor also has a great story. Paul actually started it back in 1989 as part of project for another client but circumstances prevented his finishing it. Then this year one of Paul's clients Dana Point resident Steve Muller discovered the painting in his new building. He new Paul's work and that it was not finished and that it was the old harbor so brought it to Paul and asked if he would complete it. The timing was perfect as it also coincides with the upcoming 25th Anniversary of the City of Dana Point. Giclee reproductions of this image will be available in about three weeks. Are you interested in one? Check back soon or better yet email Paul and Kimberleigh at info@GavinArts.com and get on the release list.

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