September 2010 Blog Posts (3)

Plein Air Festival in San Luis Obispo, Sept. 27-Oct. 3

San Luis Obispo is staging a week-long festival of plein air painters. Most painters of from California, but others painters are from Arizona and New Mexico. A popular festival, this events includes quick draws, paint-outs, exhibitions, private viewings, poetry and an exclusive lecture by the director of the Irvine Museum, Jean Stern. Check out their calendar of events by visiting the following link. This is a fabulous organization that really involves the community and plans ahead. I just… Continue

Added by Eli Lund on September 20, 2010 at 6:27pm — 1 Comment

A Sanctuary for the Eyes, The Back Bay

The scent of lemon grass and rosemary seemed to fill the trails along the Back Bay in Newport. A sanctuary for the eyes, this serene marsh land is filled with earthly tones of azo greens and ochres. As you look onto the horizon, it seems like an abstract painting of planes and lines. The challenge is always to simplify the complicated brush, grasses and streams. What is most difficult is establishing depth and the rise and dips of the land before you. Any hints?

Added by Eli Lund on September 20, 2010 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Labor day weekend

How did everyone's weekend go? Did anybody have time to get out and paint? I went to Ocean Cove, north of Fort Ross and I did one painting there. A second one didn't come out well so I scraped it off. :) The highlight of the trip was my car broke down and we had to call tow away to get back home. That wasn't so much fun, but at least I got a chance to paint. :)


Added by Tonya Zenin on September 6, 2010 at 8:56pm — 2 Comments

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