With the drought over and a genuine rainy season, I found myself very rusty after a season of slow methodical studio paintings. Here are the three plein air I've completed so far this month.
My favorite place to paint on Mount Diablo, I thought was a good place to start.
I was energized by finding this view of Mount Diablo near my house and wanted to paint the green before it went completely, we had a few 70 degree days and it is surprising how much the grass faded. I got this done in time for Saint Patricks Day.
Nothing gets my paintbrushes dancing like the poppies on Mt Diablo. Going back as soon as it's sunny because the poppies don't open without sun.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Poppies Above the Bay and Morning Glow selected for the California Art Club 106th Gold Medal Exhibit
Poppies Above the Bay 21 x 21
The California Art Club 106th Gold Medal Exhibition will be at the Autry Museum of the American West from April 8 to 30th with several events during the exhibit.
Artists' Gala Reception, Saturday April 8
Figurative Demonstration, Sunday April 9
Lecture and Tour , April 22
Paint and Sculpt Out , April 30th.
For those of you in the Los Angeles area, The Autry Museum of the American West is located at
4700 Western Heritage Way. It is open every day during the exhibit except Mondays. For more information about the events, please visit:
This is my seventh consecutive time accepted to this exhibit, to see all the paintings I've exhibited, please visit