Posted in Uncategorized on October 31st, 2007 2 Comments »
Many of you have heard and some have inquired about the earthquake we had in California last night around 8:00. It was only 5.6 on the Richter scale, but we were almost on top of the epicenter, so really shook the house for 10-15 seconds. Everyone and everything here is fine. We had a couple [...]
Posted in art, plein air, travel on October 24th, 2007 No Comments »
One of my many email subscriptions is to Barry John Raybould’s Virtual Art Academy. It is a monthly two or three page edition with a variety of mini art lessons, painting tips, and other information. You can see the latest edition here. You can subscribe here. He also has a full set of self study [...]
I finally took a snapshot of the painting I did yesterday at Guadalupe Oak Grove Park– As I mentioned, it was more impressionistic, looser, and ‘painterly’ than I normally do, but I kinda like it for a change.
The Los Gatos Plein Air group was painting at Guadalupe Oak Grove Park today, so decided to join. My bad back wasn’t doing much better, but really was getting stir crazy and wanted to get out. The park is about a 30 minute drive from the house, so off I went. Guadalupe Oak Grove Park [...]
Posted in art, Internet, plein air on October 21st, 2007 1 Comment »
Fellow plein air painter and friend, Ed Terpening, has started a Facebook group for plein air painters. If interested in joining, see his blog entry here on how to join. You can also go directly to the group here.
The Plein Air Painters of America is one of the preimminent plein air art associations in the U.S. They were holding their annual show in Stockton this year. Although they have events occurring all weekend, I wanted to go today while they were having a paint-out in a local winery. Some of the top plein [...]
I had forgotten to post a picture of the demo painting I did several weeks ago at Sandy-by-the-Sea Gallery in Carmel, California. I was reminded of it when I got a check in today’s mail, as they sold the painting a week or so after the demonstration. Anyway, the gallery took a photo of it [...]
I returned home to day from the Seasons of Martis Plein Air event. It would have been nice to take my time and explore some of the changing fall color, but I had basically one thing on my mind…get home and rest my bad back for a few days! BTW, I probably would have had [...]
Today we had to turn in our paintings by 1:30, and then the reception/sale was being held at NorthStar Village between 4-7 pm. I originally was undecided on whether to go out and do another quick painting in the morning, as I had enough time to do one, or just touch up what I had. [...]
Today was a continuation of the Seasons of Martis plein air show. As the weather man predicted, the snow moved out and I awoke to a clear sky. After yesterday, however, I knew I would have to pace myself in order not to strain my bad back. I spent part of the morning touching up [...]