Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Old Truckee Highway

A couple weeks ago we had a paintout up in the Truckee area. It was actually a tour of the old highway and the back roads up the mountain. Gorgeous! It was a bit chilly that day so I took pictures and explored. Finally the loop ended and I was back on highway 80,  headed East back to Reno. It was an exciting several hours but all the time I had allowed myself for the day  ... a few days before the 15th. I painted this from one of my fotos.

Oil on canvas  6x8

Sunday, April 27, 2014

From Bird Island

While hiking around Point Lobos we found our way out to Bird Island via a park department bridge. On the way we watched the sea lions giving birth on the beach far below and the young one's taking their first swim in the ocean. Fascinating. Looking back at the mainland was something like this sketch.
Of course Bird Island was a small rock covered with birds.

Oil 6x8

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Point at Asilomar State Park

There were about 700 artists at the convention who spread out all up and down the coast. Asilomar State Park  was one of the places we painted. There were lots of different views and scenes to be painted. I climbed down on the rocks to get this scene.

Oil on Canvas 5x7

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Crashing waves at Monterey

Knife painting from Monterey Plein Air Convention

Oil on Canvas 6x8

Sunday, April 20, 2014


This is Annie. Right now she is still on the easel by the ficus tree... maybe finished... maybe subject to corrections. It's great to have her around the house.

Oil  on stretched canvas16x20

Painting Buddies

The plein air convention was really a hit.... lots of friend painters sharing experiences and stories.

oil on canvas  6x8

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Asilimar Beach

One day while out painting I discovered it can become very cold at the ocean. the clouds, the wind and the drop in temp got to me really fast. A kind person loaned me a jacket but it was not enough. I think this took 5 minutes and I was out of there.... packed up and gone ... but it was a long walk to catch the bus that brought us. ... didn't take the bus any more and wore more clothes than was necessary.

Oil on canvas 6x8

Friday, April 18, 2014

Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive at Pacific Grove recently. A nice warm day. Lots of other painters out there.

8x10 oil on canvas