Monday, May 23, 2011

Katie Wheeler Library, Irvine, California

This past friday was the Gala Reception for the SOCALPAPA "Paint the Parks" Juried Art Show and Sale, held at the Irvine Ranch Historic Park. Juried artwork for the show needed to be dropped off at the park on friday afternoon by 1:00pm, but the reception wasn't until 6:00pm. It was a gorgeous day, and this historic building caught my eye. Five hours went by in a flash as I spent the time painting it in the afternoon sun! Today, the Katie Wheeler Library is a public library, but it's history is quite interesting: We held our 2-Day Art Sale there in the gardens this past weekend, and it was a beautiful venue!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Adjusting to Climate Change

This past week, we've had some crazy weather here in Carlsbad! I painted with a friend on Monday at the famous flower fields and it was a gorgeous and sunny day. Friday, I painted with a few students at Camp Pendleton (thank you Tara and Amit for gaining access for us!) and it was (at least luckily, consistantly) overcast! I thought it would be fun to post these together!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Less is More

Honored to see my painting "The Bridge and the Train" on the full color post card advertisement for the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association's "Less is More" Exhibit. It's sure to be an extraordinary show at the Randy Higbee Gallery! Here are the details:

Randy Higbee Gallery
102 Kalmus
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Artists' Reception: Saturday, May 21,2011 4:00pm-8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: May 21, 2011 through June 4, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

SOCALPAPA "Paints the Parks"

Juried Art Show, Exhibit and Sale May 20-22, 2011
Irvine Ranch Historic Park 13042 Old Myford Road in Irvine (Irvine Blvd. and Jamboree)
Gala Reception: Friday 6:00pm-tickets available
Art Exhibit and Sale: Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
For information call 714-832-6299

Here are my two of my recent plein air paintings and accepted entries into the show: "Begonia Park/Newport Harbor" (11"h by 14"w) This quiet little park is tucked away behind the harbor in a beautiful residential area, and overlooks the balboa peninsula.
"Caspers Wilderness Park" (11"h by 14"w) This regional park is a stunning 8,000 acre protected wilderness preserve found along highway 74, inland of San Juan Capistrano. The light hitting this "Old Corral and wind mill" in the early afternoon was fun to paint among the Native Live Oak and California Sycamore!