Jun 25, 2007

San Diego County Fair Art Show

I entered two paintings for the fair this year and managed to get both of them accepted. They are pieces from earlier posts. The first one is Hillcrest Dumpster which was posted on April 23rd. Profile Study, which was posted on April 19th, won an honorable mention. The art show ends on July 4th. There is also a photography exhibit upstairs of the art exhibit. And the mariachi festival was awesome!

Jun 17, 2007

Trees And Clouds

Studio painting

This is from a picture I took at San Luis Obispo, CA last year. I finally got around to painting it. Although on the small side for a studio piece, I thought it would be fun anyway, plus I wanted to finish it in one session and give it the feel of a plein air piece. The clouds were spectacular that day, they were literally in this formation when I took the pic. I love how clouds can help frame a painting.

Jun 4, 2007

Pt. Loma Morning

Studio painting

Here's a studio painting from a plein air study I painted from a couple of years back. I love to paint and render stones and rocks, especially cliffside settings like this. Mucho mucho fun. Must do more! When I did the plein air study a fog bank rolled in and I couldn't paint for about 30 minutes because of the thick fog. No kidding, I must of had 10 to 15 feet visibility. All I heard was crashing waves but couldn't see the water or rock formations in front of me while standing only a few feet from the edge of the cliff. It was a surreal and awesome feeling. This painting will be on display at the 12th Annual Masters Of The Moment group exhibit which will feature many artists living in San Diego County. The exhibit goes from June 2nd through June 30th, with a reception on Friday, June 8th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The exhibit and reception is located at 280 East Main Street in El Cajon, which is the East County Performing Arts Center. Anyone is invited, hope to see some of you there.