Sunday, March 15, 2009

California Coast

Well.... at least I am consistent in my non posting, right? A post every six months or so is my max.

Anyway... we are in California on the North Coast in Mendocino currently. The photo above is a shot of the village of Mendocino as seen from The Headlands State Park. We spent 5 months or so down in Carmel and then went up to a friends ranch near Napa for a few months. We will be here in Mendo for the next six months. I am really looking forward to painting here. The possibilities are seemingly endless what with all the coastal views, windswept trees and the quaint old sea side villages.

My big news is that I was recently accepted into the Carmel Plein Air Artists Festival in May of this coming Spring. It is a competition involving 60 juried in artists. We will travel down with the Airstream for about a week for me to compete in the festival. There are some really great artists in the competition. It should be a really intense experience. I am very much looking forward to it. Mendocino will be a great place for me to get out and set up painting en plein air in the meanwhile to get myself primed for the festival.

I will post my newest works here in the days and weeks to come. I also plan to set up some really informal paintout workshop type days for local painters who are interested. I will post details here for those dates as well.


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