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Mendocino Open Paint Out, Featured Artist

Busy packing for this event. Join us for the 4th Annual Mendocino Open Paint Out A Plein Air Festival on Northern California's Beautif...

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mendocino Open Paint Out, Featured Artist

Busy packing for this event.

Join us for the 4th Annual
Mendocino Open Paint Out
A Plein Air Festival
on Northern California's
Beautiful Mendocino Coast

September 19–25, 2016All events are free and open to the public

Here are  the details

http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/pleinair

I am hoping my recent painting trips to Bodega Bay and Morro Bay serve me well!




Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sonoma Plein Air Art Festival 2016 Day 1 Paintings


Mount Tam Morning 11 x 14


Old Lakeville Barn 12 x 12



Petaluma Afternoon 9 x 12

I'll post all the paintings, then do a write up on this event later.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

14th Sonoma Plein Air, September 5 to 10th

I am busy packing up for the 14th Annual Sonoma Plein Air Event.
 This is one of the two high points of my art year (the other being the California Art Club Gold Medal exhibit)
The foundation has donated OVER a million dollars for art education in Sonoma County schools, so it's a great cause in a beautiful location. I am always honored to be included.

The sale is one day, in the Sonoma Plaza, 10 to 4 Saturday September 10th
Here is a link to the web site for more details.
Sonoma Plein Air

Here are a few of my favorites from last year's event:


Burndale Morning, painted during the 13th Sonoma Plein Air
, sold at the 105th CAC Gold Medal Exhibit
I caught the transitory light and colors of fog burning off.


 

Tomales Drizzle ,sold at the 13th Sonoma Plein Air Event

The challenge of painting in the rain! I had to distill the scene down to it's essence, one of those paintings where every stroke contributed to the painting, not one extra thing included.