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Studio Visit

David Yapp

It was when I moved to the Bay Area, that my interest in oil painting was ignited. I started to read about the California plein air painters, a majority of whom were oil painters. In England, the soft light had lent itself to watercolors, but now in California, I could see that the more intense Mediterranean light lent itself to rendering the landscape in oils. I am fortunate to live in San Francisco, not far from the Golden Gate Bridge. This gives me ready access to Marin County, it’s coastal Headlands and Mount Tamalpais. Further afield is the often fog-laden Mendocino coast, and to the East, the Sierra Nevada mountains. All great locations for plein air painting.

Croissanterie 58” x 18” The Secluded Lake— Mount Tamalpais from Bon Tempe 16 x 20”, Oil on Canvas 8 | VL Magazine -

David Yapp Visual Language Magazine April 2014 vol3 no4  
David Yapp Visual Language Magazine April 2014 vol3 no4  

Cutting through the chalk downland of Salisbury plain, in the southern English county of Wiltshire, is the gently flowing River Avon. The ri...