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California Art Club 113th Gold Medal Exhibition

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Small Paintings of the California Coast

Headlands Haze 6 x 6

Headlands Shadow 6 x 6

Some practice with Coastal Haze and brilliant light.

October Gold 6 x 6

Pacific Idyll 6 x 6

Some tree practice.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

"Ojai View" and "Hollister Peak" in California Art Club's The Plein Air Perspective at Millard Sheets Art Center, Pomona

Ojai View 9 x 12

Hollister Peak August 14 x 14

Through January 28th

I entered this exhibit because Millard Sheets was a powerful force in all that is watercolor in California.
 I did a little research on him and found out  he started exhibiting with the California Watercolor Society at 15! Usually I think that artists starting this young have artists for parents, but that's not the case. He was raised on a horse ranch by grandparents who gave him his first art lesson at 7 and he had two aunts who encouraged his artistic talents. I wonder if either one of them was an artist?Millard seems to have been one of the focused ones who chose a path early in life and stuck with it.

Exhibit information

California Art Club "The Plein Air Perspective"
Millard Sheets Art Center
Pomona CA

November 5 to January 28
Reception November 5 , 5 to 7 pm


I thought you would like  to see the different frame I used on this one

It is Randy Higbee's Taos grey frame, I have seen it at the Sonoma Plein Air and thought I would give it a try.