This is Back Bay in Newport Beach. Many people don't even know it's here. And it's so close. The late afternoon throws shadow onto this bluff and makes the sun sparkle on the water. It was very serene this day, only 3 people walked close by during the time I painted this. The smell of native plants and the activity of cranes munching bugs accompanied me. An oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle. On a day like that, I am alone, at peace, at one. It's just me and the moment before me.