Capitola Plein Air Festival 2019

I had a wonderful, action packed 5 days at the Festival this year. I was honored to receive a “Special Award ” from the Santa Cruz County Assoc of Realtors on Sunday at the judging and show. I painted 9 oil paintings on linen panels. Here are a few of them . Contact me if interested in a purchase, and availability. A few can be seen in a larger size on the Plein Air tab.

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Join me at Capitola Plein Air 2019, on Sat and Sun Nov 2+ 3

I am honored to be selected as one of 40 artists to paint in this wonderful competition this week. The big show is Sunday from 1- 4 where we exhibit and have for sale all paintings created during the week. Tomorrow is a Quick draw where you can see us all paint at the Esplanade along the water in Capitola . We paint from 1-3 pm and judging and sales follow for that painting. Weather is Great ! Hope to see you there !

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Visit my Open Studio at our Home on Oct 26, 27 from 11am to 5pm

Monterey County is not having Open Studios this year. I’ve decided to have my own. Please come out and have some refreshments, and see my new and classic oils and watercolor paintings. Its a beautiful time of year to visit the Monterey area. You could even add a hike into the Fort Ord National Monument adjacent to our home. 18135 Porter St., East Garrison 93933

“Sailing Across the Bay” Oil on canvas , 16 x 20 in.

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Painting Award at National Trust event in Monterey

I was honored to receive a 2nd place award, from legendary Carmel Art Association artist Dick Crispo, at the National Trusts “Painting from Porches” Plein Air event on Oct. 6, in Monterey. We painted early on Saturday and submitted our framed paintings by 3pm. I did 2 quick paintings with no time to refine or second guess my approach. Happily my afternoon painting received the judges praise. Equally encouraging was that I sold several paintings , with some of the proceeds benefitting the wonderfully historically preserved Cooper-Moler Adobe.

2nd Place Award ” Saturday at Monterey Bay” 9×12 oil on linen panel
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Plein Air Festival this weekend in Monterey 9/21,22

I have been selected as one of the artists to paint in the National Trust for Historic Preservations “Painting from Porches” in Monterey. We paint on Saturday until 3pm in assigned locations throughout Old Monterey. I’ve been assigned to paint Plein Air at the Beach House near the old wharf.

On Sunday at the Cooper Molera Adobe from 11am-4pm the paintings will be judged and our work will be exhibited. Sales of Saturdays paintings and other paintings we wish to exhibit will be available. The Festival is Free. I will also paint a demo from the grounds of the Adobe. If you haven’t seen the restored adobe and barn please come by and take a look , they are fantastic.

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My Paintings at the Los Gatos Plein Air 2019 Festival

I really enjoyed painting in this great competition June 19-23, along with 27 other artists from around the country. Wow ! what beautiful work created by all during the week. Super well organized by the Los Gatos Morning Rotary and benefiting many great causes in the community. I was very happy with the 8 Plein Air pieces I did, capturing the light of the mornings and evenings,painting 2 per day usually in fog, wind or heat. Extra special, was to enjoy the kind comments I received during the show on Sunday, and to sell 3 of my pieces ! Here are photos of my work and of the 3 that sold at the end of this post.

“Santa Cruz Bodysurfing”
12 x 16 in. Oil on Linen panel Available $750
“Natural Bridges” Santa Cruz
12 x 16 in. Oil on Linen panel, Available $700
“1926 Model T Ford” Orchard Edition
9 x12 in. Oil on Linen panel Available $500
“Cathedral Glen”.
9 x12 in. Oil on linen panel Available $450
“Rancho San Antonio” Cupertino
14 x 18 in. Oil on Linen panel Available $925
“Los Gatos Main Street”
12 x12 in. Oil on Linen SOLD
“Twilight Dash” Los Gatos 9×12 in. Oil on Linen SOLD
“Saratoga Barn”
16 x 20 in. Oil on Canvas SOLD
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Los Gatos Plein Air 2019

I am very excited to be chosen as one of 27 nationally renowned artists to compete in this 5 day Plein Air benefit event ! Please come out to the auction on Saturday 6/22 at 5pm to see and bid on the sale of my latest painting. Then, return on Sunday 6/23 from 10am to 5pm to purchase paintings I created during the 4 day competition.

AlShamble “Once there was a Bridge” Oil on linen

Here is a copy from the LG Plein Air 2019 Home Page:

Welcome to Los Gatos Plein Air 2019
For the tenth year, 27 nationally renowned plein air artists will paint outdoors for 4 days in and around Los Gatos, California.  This year, there are two events that will feature the sale of the original paintings created during the week.
Presented by the Los Gatos Morning Rotary, Los Gatos Plein Air is a fundraiser benefiting local art, music and science education for youth
Artists Paint on Location June 19th – 22nd, 2019
Artists’ Preview & Sale: Best of Plein Air  Saturday, June 22nd, 5:00pm – 7:30pm  Location:  100 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Downtown Los Gatos
Plein Air Art Festival & Sale Sunday, June 23rd, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Location:  Los Gatos Town Plaza

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Painting Plein Air in Pacific Grove

A photographer friend Marte Thompson , shot a few photos while I was painting with the California Art Club in April. Cold but beautiful

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California Coastal Painting

Last Saturday we drove down the coast to Big Sur on a beautiful sun filled day. Most view points on a weekend are crowded , as a result, I had fun painting these 2 Plein Air oil paintings in locations that were packed with friendly tourists. The third painting of crashing waves was in nearby Pacific Grove on the following Tuesday.

Julia Pfieffer Burns State Park
Pacific Grove
Big Sur Coast

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A Year long Plein Air Exhibit and Sale at Natividad Hospital

Here are my 2 paintings juried in to the MBPAPA/ Natividad Exhibit and Sale that runs from April 9th 2019 to early 2010. A portion of Sales benefit the Natividad Hospital of Monterey County.

Where the Land Meets the Sea 9 x12 inch , Oil on linen panel

Carmel Beach 12 x 16 inch , oil on linen panel
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