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“Summer Ridge” juried into SDWS Plein air by Joseph Zbukvic

  Summer Ridge 12 x 16 watercolor on hot press. Exhibit will run November 24 to December 31in the SDWS gallery in  Liberty Station ,San Diego.

Saturday, September 9, 2023

“Summer Ridge” juried into SDWS Plein air by Joseph Zbukvic


Summer Ridge 12 x 16 watercolor on hot press.

Exhibit will run November 24 to December 31in the SDWS gallery in  Liberty Station ,San Diego.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Artists for Lahaina


Here is my submission of a painting for the Artists for Lahaina Auction. It is 14 x 14 . It gives me joy and you as well I hope.

here is the link to the auction beginning 9/15 


Sunday, August 6, 2023

COAL 71st Fine Art Open

“Painted Mountain “ Selected for 71st Fine Art Open Show at the Carlsbad Oceanside Art league. 

Opening Sunday August 13 at 3 pm

Gallery Info:

300 Carlsbad Village Drive Suite 101

Open Sun to Thurs 11-5, Fri Sat 9-8


Friday, July 21, 2023

Oceanside Museum of Art Plein Air Exhibition


Summer Hill 9 x 12

The Juried Plein Air Exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art runs through January 2024 and has 50 paintings from the Oceanside Plein Air Festival. I am honored to have a painting from the hills of Oceanside included.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Oceanside Plein Air Festival

Oceanside Museum of Art 

Works in process for the Oceanside Plein Air Festival. Painting from 7/15 to 7/21.

Events this Friday and Saturday more info at oma-online.org

Friday, July 14, 2023

Collected by Accomplished Artist

 I don’t usually post about sales but it was the thrill of a lifetime to have a fellow accomplished artist acquire a painting. Thank you to LPAPA for the opportunity to exhibit.

Friday, July 7, 2023

112th California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition


I'm honored to have my painting “San Mateo Creek 11 “x 14 “ in the California Art Club 112th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. Gala reception will be this Saturday, 5 to 8 pm and the exhibition will be open to the public July 9 through Sept. 10. #cacgoldmedal

Link to Meet the Artist Video produced by the California Art https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXSSFwsBNbk

Sunday, June 25, 2023

3rd Place Award at Paint San Clemente 2023


Thank you to the San Clemente Art Association, volunteers, and judges for the third place award at the Gala last night for "Top of the Ridge". The Plein Air Exhibit is on display at the San Clemente Art Association until July 21st and I highly recommend it, 100 plus great examples of plein air paintings of a beautiful area.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Paint San Clemente 2023

 First two for Paint San Clemente 

Ebb Tide , San Onofre 8 x 16

Top of the Ridge 9 x 12

Plein Air Awards / Reception 

Saturday June 24 6 to 830 pm

Community Center , San Clemente

Friday, June 16, 2023

The Sands Of Silence

All this May Gray June Gloom has put me in a Giorgio Morandi mood. I love the title. Those of us of a certain age know where it’s from. 12 x 16 watercolor on paper studio painting from  a photo I took  in  Borrego Springs. “ The Sands of Silence”

Monday, June 12, 2023

Lpapa Less is More Exhibit

 The exhibit runs from July 6 to July 31st at the Lpapa gallery in Laguna Beach. More details at Lpapa.org

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Plein Air Watercolor from Dana Point

 12 x 12 watercolor painted in Lantern Bay park overlooking Doheny Beach

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Carmel Plein Air Art Festival Award Record

From 2006 to 2017 I was fortunate to earn 5 awards in the Carmel Art Festival. The last two awards  in 2015 and 2017 were for Best Watercolor from Ken Auster and Mian Situ, the rest were honorable mentions.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Forget Me Not Farm Donation

 This Saturday May 20 th is the Art From the Heart fundraiser for Forget Me Not Farm children’s services. 

A therapeutic haven for traumatized children and animals. Since it’s beginning in 1992 the farm has helped thousands of at-risk children and youth break the cycle of abuse.

Friday, April 28, 2023

At Lake Calavera in 7th Lpapa Waterworks Exhibit

 At Lake Calavera 12 x 16 Plein air watercolor will be on exhibit online and at the Lpapa gallery in Laguna Beach. 

The vegetation on this hill got so lush and beautiful with all the rain we had last winter. It was a pleasure to be able to wax this one , the process seemed to make the colors richer.

Monday, April 17, 2023

Flora Romantica

 “Flora Romantica” 14 x 14 Plein air watercolor

Painted with Lpapa at the Casa Romantica in San Clemente on a perfect afternoon. The gardens were so lush and beautiful. I felt like I was in a technicolor movie.

Sunday, March 26, 2023

“White-Hot” high key desert Plein air

 This is the Santa Rosas in full on sun in Borrego Springs. I wanted to try a high key image and work with a very light value range. The foreground is empty because I want the mountains to float as if they are a shimmering mirage in the distance. The painting in person ha a wonderful glow I can’t get with my camera.

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational Award

 Honorable Mention Award from Rick Delanty in the 17th Annual Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational. On exhibit at the Borrego Art Institute through April 2nd.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Refined “Into the Wild “


      Into the Wild 21 x 21 watercolor on paper

I added some color on the left shape and some darks on the lower right. I felt the lower right shape had so much contrast it led your eye out of the painting.