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Friday, December 19, 2008

El Cielo

In search of the desert bloom during a visit to Palm Springs in April 2008, my fellow plein air painters discovered we were a month too late. As a result we had to paint scenes like this, relying instead on manicured lawns and flowers and the ethereal desert light.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Plein air views of Sonoma and Marin County

Alexander Valley
Black Mountain
Two Barns in Geyserville

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Rosso & Bianco Vineyard

My most recent painting done at the winery, Rosso and Bianco, owned by Frances Ford Coppola. The winery has undergone massive remodeling for the past two years, and when all the work is finished, the place will be spectacular. This painting was done with the group called Monday Morning Painters. The day started out with heavy fog, which barely lifted at 12:30 pm when our group met for a critique of one another's paintings.