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).
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.