Carmel Art Festival Day 1

Today is the official start of the Carmel Art Festival. We have two days to come up with two plein air paintings which will be auctioned on Saturday. The weather looked to be great the entire several days. The last couple years it had been mainly foggy and rainy!

I had gotten my canvas stamped the night before, and went out to paint a little at Point Lobos in the setting sun. I didn’t get very far, but was back at it when the preserve opened this morning. I ran into a number of others out painting. Below are a few photos of the day…

A partially finished painting on the easel by Bluefish Cove in Point Lobos–


Michael Allison out painting along the same trail–


Cathy Boyer also painting nearby–


Site of my second painting–


My second painting on the easel.


I decided to head down the coast and start another painting at a favorite spot in Garrapata State Park. Too soon the sun was gone, and time to head back to the motel. I had started four paintings and finished none so far!