Richard Diebenkorn’s paintings distill the essence of the landscapes around him in California where he produced some of the painting of his that I love the most. I would happily surround myself with all the paintings in his Ocean Park Series and they would satisfy my spirit for a long, long time, perhaps forever. I love the way he uses color, and his geometry. He’s an eagle soaring over the beaches and sand of southern California. Some of these painting are also from his Berkeley Series and some were untitled. You can see more of these on-line by searching images of Richard Diebenkorn.
As someone who lives in the Northeastern US and only gets to see an ocean once in a while on vacation, and who has never seen the Pacific Ocean, Mr. Diebenkorn brings the beaches of California to me.