Power Plants

Between 1999 and 2001, I painted a series of power plant pictures. Initially, I was drawn to the Encinas Power Plant near my home in Carlsbad, CA. I liked its simplicity because of my limitations as an artist, and being sandwiched between the Agua Hedionda lagoon and the Pacific Ocean guaranteed that water would be in the scene. It was also during this period that I began visiting Morro Bay, and their power plant had three stacks! Although I find them to be architecturally interesting, these iconic structures are thought of as eyesores on the coast, and both plants are facing future removal.

Carlsbad

Encinas Power Plant #1 ~ 1999 • 48 x 30
Encinas Power Plant #3 ~ 1999 • 48 x 30
Encinas Power Plant #2 ~ 1999 • 48 x 30
Encinas Power Plant #4 ~ 1999 • 48 x 30
Encinas Power Plant – aerial view ~ 1999 • 48 x 36
Carlsbad Flower Fields #6 ~ Cordelia Manis, Carlsbad, CA 2013 • 40 x 30

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Across Agua Hedionda ~ 1999 • 36 x 18

Morro Bay Around Town

Morro Bay Power Plant ~ Neil Cohn, Boston, MA 2007 • 24 x 30
Leigh in Morro Bay (2007)
Coming into Morro Bay (study) ~ 2005 • 14 x 11
Coming into MB Harbor ~ 2012 • 14 x 11
Brown Beach in Morro Bay ~ 2001 • 36 x 18
Morro Rock & Power Plant ~ Michael & Jordonna Dores, Morro Bay, CA 2002 • 30 x 24

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