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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sausal Vineyards

Arrival at Sausal Winery
The view I picked.

After a couple of hours.
The finished painting, in my opinion, too overworked.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Blue Oaks at the Lake

Just back from a trip to Atascadero where my sister and her husband live. I always take along my painting gear and make excursions around San Luis Obisbo county. This time I chose Santa Margarita Lake, at the very spot where I painted a couple of years ago.

Fused Glass Cat Mask

A surprise email with this photo attached arrived in my In Box last week. The sender purchased this fused glass piece a number of years ago and asked if I was the artist. It is not uncommon for artists to switch media and I claim to be the artist for this piece.  I worked with fused glass for a decade, but when I moved from Cazadero to Windsor, I switched to plein air painting.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Kunde Vineyards

Yesterday's Monday Morning Painters location was Kunde Vineyard, located on Highway 12 . The place was packed with painters wanting to capture the beautiful vineyards and gardens, and picturesque buildings. My attempt in this painting was to create atmospheric prospective. The building is a bit larger than reality, but this is artistic license.