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Gold Country Plein Air, Day 2

My first day painting at this event (Monday) was a bit of a bust. I planned on painting at Yosemite that day (and did), but several road closures and my attempt at a short cut through the Sierras (offroad) made the journey 7 hours! I also find it difficult to capture such iconic, grand places. The more intiment scenes seem to be my forte.

Like this one, done on the second day (Tuesday). I woke early, and love early morning light, so took the road through Sonora until it became a country road – Lime Kiln Road. I found a spot on the top of a hill, looking South/East. It was early enough such that the sun had that warm, intense quality. I think I did a decent job capturing that here, although this photo of the painting isn’t quite right. I wasn’t able to digitally scan the painting (as I do at home), so…stay tuned. When/if I get the painting back, I’ll scan digitally. However, yes, I did paint the sky a lemon yellow. It represented beautifully the light of that morning.

Lime Kiln Road, Early Morning – Oil on Linen – 8×10

Back home from Gold Country Plein Air

Just back from the Seventh Annual Gold Country Plein Air Invitational. Wow, what an event. Kristen at The Vault Gallery did a wonderful job. The weather was perfect. I had the honor of painting and showing with some of the top plein air painters working today, including Jack Cassinetto, Paul Kratter, Ray Roberts; Timothy Horn; Kathleen Dunphy; Andy Skaff; Stan Robbins and Clark Mitchell. Sold one painting (Snow Creek) while the show was being hung on Saturday!

Once I catch my breath, I’ll post some of the paintings I did plein air while I was there.
Ed Painting at Columbia State Park

Ed Terpening painting at Columbia State Park

Painting the Bay Area

I’ll be showing at a gallery in San Francisco start June 1st (Kumquat Art & Home). They’ve asked for local, “Bay Area” scenes. I went out painting last Sunday at Stanford University, and did this little study of a Eucalyptus. I think it fits the bill!

Spoke to The Vault Gallery today too about the upcoming plein air event and show first week of May. Going to be great! Details on that later, and the Kumquat Gallery in June.

Seventh Annual Gold Country Plein Air

Great news today! I received an email from Kristen Kestly at The Vault Gallery in Sonora inviting me to their Seventh Annual Gold Country Plein Air event. I’ve been trying to get into this event for years now, so really thrilled that they’ve asked me. The event/gallery has a very impressive list of artists, including: Jack Cassinetto; Gil Dellinger; Paul Kratter; Charles Muench; Ray Roberts; Silvio Silvestri; Peggi Kroll-Roberts; and Clark Mitchell.

Event Paint-out: May 6, 2006 9am to 2 pm
Reception: May 6, 6 to 8 p.m.
Show: May 6- 31, 2006

Here’s a painting I did in the area a couple of years ago–it’s still a favorite. I did this on the drive from Sonora to Yosemite National Park:


Golden Light (Plein Air)
Oil on Linen, 9×12

Central Coast Art Exhibition, 2005 (Available)

The gallery is located at 42 South Washington Street, Sonora California 95370, (209)533-1384