Once again I participated in the Carmel Art Festival and this was my tenth year to be in the show. During the competition, artists have two days to paint and present at least two finished and framed paintings for auction. The festival coordinators stamp the back of the canvas to ensure all work is done in the two days allotted.
I already posted these on Facebook, but for those who are not on social media, here are a few pictures from the show. Click on a thumbnail to view a larger picture–
After getting my canvas stamped Wednesday, I went out to Pacific Grove to paint the sunset.
Thursday morning I headed inland and painted a Sycamore tree. I eventually got rained out.
After the rain let up, I went back to Pacific Grove to finish the prior evenings painting. Although the light was different, I had enough color notes to finish the sunset.
Friday morning I went out to Garrapata State park to do a “regular old seascape.”
A selfie along the coast
I ended up doing three paintings–
Yours truly by my two paintings on display at the Carmel Art Festival
Perkins Park, 12×24
California Sycamore, 12×16
The Classic View, 11×17
Thanks for stopping in! In a few weeks it will be the Los Gatos Art Festival!
Yesterday, I did a demonstration at the Cambrian Art League. They are a lively group and meet in the Willow Glen area of San Jose. I did a painting of the Truckee River in the snow, and with all the talking, etc., only got about 2/3rds complete.
Here’s a few pictures from the demo (Click on a thumbnail picture for a larger slideshow)–
Today I spent another hour or so to complete it, at least for now. Here is the complete piece–