Big Sur Artist, Big Sur Kate

I’ve covered the Chalk Fire but mostly by following the continuous updates by Kate in Big Sur on her blog.

Photo by Big Sur Kate; posted with permission

The image above offers a look at a rare phenomenon. A low ceiling fog is hugging the Big Sur coast with smoke from the Chalk Peak Fire drifting over the fog and out to sea.

Kate’s artist eye has caught this scene more than once this summer. I think her work in general is Getty quality. I also believe she could forge a legacy in digital that rival the works of some great California landscape painters.

One California landscape painter who comes to mind is Frederick Ferdinand Schafer. Some examples of Schafer’s works here, here, and here.

Think I am kidding? Take a look at Kate’s Flickr gallery.