SLO Plein Air ‘07, QuickDraw Event

We had perfect weather for today’s Quickdraw event at San Luis Obispo Plein Air.  As happens in many events like these, there was a mix of adult part-time, learning artists and collectors.  I gave away lots of cards, advice to early artists and set up a snow scene near my easel so passerby would see … Continue reading SLO Plein Air ‘07, QuickDraw Event

SLO Plein Air ‘07, Pick your favorites

Okay, I need your help blogosphere! I need to pick the top 3 paintings for the jury, and top 6 for the exhibition. I’ve listed my picks below. This group has done a great job last year, making suggestions and providing a much needed second pair of eyes. You know when you look at your … Continue reading SLO Plein Air ‘07, Pick your favorites

SLO Plein Air ‘07, Day 3

Great day today! The weather cooperated, my paint cooperated and my mind and brush worked together in harmony. That’s a relief after yesterday. Let me know what you think of these! I started out the morning in an area of Los Osos called Baywood Park. I’ve seen this spot before. There’s a small shore and … Continue reading SLO Plein Air ‘07, Day 3

SLO Plein Air ‘07, Day 2

Today was a “crisis of confidence“.   I couldn’t find the right spot, it was windy, etc…  Oh well.  You need bad days to recognize the good ones.  Here are the two paintings I did today. This painting was done on the coast of Cambria, just south of San Simeon, home of Hearst Castle. Cambria Bluffs … Continue reading SLO Plein Air ‘07, Day 2

SLO Plein Air ‘07, Day 1

Painted today from 7am to 9:30pm–and okay, yes, there was a 2-hour nap in-between, I’m not a machine! I finished 4 paintings, so at this rate, I should have a good selection from which to select my 3 for the judge and exhibition, and 3 backups. I started the morning at Laguna Lake Park, which … Continue reading SLO Plein Air ‘07, Day 1

San Luis Obispo Plein Air 2008

I’m headed to San Luis Obispo tomorrow morning for their annual plein air event. The weather forecast looks terrific, so I shouldn’t be hampered by rain (like last year). There’s a great roster of artists attending, so it should be a terrific show! Hope to see you there. See below for show details. Click for … Continue reading San Luis Obispo Plein Air 2008

Quickdraw at San Luis Obispo Plein Air 2006

Today was the last painting day of the San Luis Obispo Plein Air competition, the “Quick Draw”.  We were given 2 hours to complete a painting, followed by a live auction. Yesterday I scouted out a couple of compositions and ended up painting the History Museum, one of the many built by the Carnegie Foundation … Continue reading Quickdraw at San Luis Obispo Plein Air 2006