For those of you who are interested, I’ve posted 42 California plein air locations with photos and directions on my website ( For Artists/Select California Plein Air Locations). Mostly OC and East Bay where I have lived and painted, but about 10 locations throughout the rest of California as well. It obviously can’t be exhaustive so my goal is to simply provide a list of nice locations that someone unfamiliar with the area would have to be lucky to find. I’ll augment the list as time goes on so I welcome suggestions (but I’ll need a photo and directions). The document is 10 pages long and I’m willing to post it here. I just don’t want to hog space.

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Comment by Marcy Silveira on March 2, 2012 at 11:50pm

For NOW, one can always check with Monday Morning Painters site and archives, mostly Sonoma County, I have been painting and helping with that site for years, good info and sites.

Comment by Keene Wilson on February 26, 2012 at 4:03pm


If you post it on your website, I'll link to you and you can link to me. If you decide not to but have the inclination to send me any recommended locations, I'll post them too. I'm in that area occasionally and I'd love to try some of them out myself.


Comment by Marcy Silveira on February 23, 2012 at 11:47pm

Hey, that's a great thing you created & shared....inspiring me to paint in East Bay next visit with friend, and perhaps create the same for North Bay, Sonoma, Napa Counties, maybe Marin & Mendocino, all those pictures in my files n' such.  Thanks! 

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