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We call it Dragon Rock. The gnarly sandstone formation just a short hike up Cheney Ranch Trail. If you step off the main trail and onto the footpath it will take you to the very top that resembles a big glob of dry clay and has multiple little caves and holes. Prehistoric rocks that were polished by rivers long gone are trapped in it. These rocks are the remnants of a mountain range that used to dominate the Eastern part of Arizona. High cliffs on the south side of Dragon…Continue
This early November morning I headed down the road to a location nearby: Penny Road. This is one of my favorite morning views of Rochemont Rock. Back lit by the rising sun, this sandstone formation and the surrounding chaparral look very inviting for a plein air painter. Once again it was a Santa Ana condition with very crisp and clear air. This is the time when the morning colors are strong and contrasting. …Continue
Allied Artists' members and non-members alike came to Peter Strauss Ranch for en plein air painting on November 14. I had a wonderful time with my friends at this paint-out. Among them were active artist members: pastel artist Bruce Trentham, oil painters Robert Scopinich, Carole Garland, Patty O'Hearn and watercolorist Larry Deeds.
Presented by Allied Artists of Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore.
It was a great show! Allied Artists' members presented a wide range of unique artwork from stunning seascapes, sunny beach scenes and coastal city scapes to the outstanding landscapes with the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains, rolling meadows and…Continue