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Glowing Bluffs

I’m still painting exclusively with a palette knife, learning the technique of managing control of the paint.  I’m also getting paintings ready for the pre-exhibition of the San Luis Obispo Plein Air event.  This reference photo is a favorite–I can’t wait to paint this spot plein air, it’s at Avila Beach in SLO County.  It has many of the subjects I like to paint in a seascape: ice plant, white bluffs, interesting shadow colors (the warm reflected light in the bluff shadow was a blast to paint).

Glowing Bluffs, Oil on Linen, 11x14
Glowing Bluffs, Oil on Linen, 11x14

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Upcoming Shows

I have a few shows coming up that you may be interested in.  Hope to see you!

  • Viewpoints Gallery – Two-Man Show with Andy Balantine.  July 6-31.  Reception: Saturday, July 11, 2-5PM at the gallery.
  • North Tahoe Plein Air – I will be painting on location Wednesday – Friday, September 9-11. The silent auction, demonstrations and public sale will take place at the Village at Northstar on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13, the same weekend as the Autumn Food and Wine Festival.  The show and sale of  paintings will then move to North Tahoe Arts in Tahoe City and continue until November 1st.
  • San Luis Obispo Plein Air – I will be painting throughout San Luis Obispo September 28 – October 4th.  A paid “Collector’s Party” will be held October 2nd, 4:30-6:00pm at the Art Center, then a public recpetion as part of the art walk from 6-9pm.  Saturday, October 3rd is the “Quick Draw”, during which all painters will have two hours to paint a scene anywhere in the city block around the Art Center and Mission Plaza, followed by a live auction of the completed paintings. Paintings will remain on sale Sunday, October 4th at the Art Center from 10am-6pm.