Author Archives: Al Shamble

About Al Shamble

I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I have a minor in Visual Arts from UCSD where I received my BA in Biology. I am inspired by Nature and love hiking in California's Sierra Nevada and diving beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean. I enjoy the interplay of painting Plein Air, being an outdoor photographer, and creating paintings in the studio.

Aug. 16, 2021 I have a new Fine Art website

Hi Everyone, I finally decided that I needed a real website to showcase my work. I will continue to keep my Blog here, but it will be much easier to see my paintings on the new website. I have … Continue reading

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August 12,2021 PleinAir and UnpleinAir

Well, We drove up to the Sierras last week , and my intention was to spend a week, and paint at least 7 Plein Air paintings. Unfortunately several wildfires in Northern California and smoke continue to cause the air quality … Continue reading

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MBPAPA Signature Artists Show 2021 “Local Escapes” July 2- Aug 26

Finally a Live show ! Juror Paul Kratter has selected about 50 wonderful paintings to have on display and for sale, at the Pacific Grove Art Center in the upstairs gallery. I am honored to have one of my paintings … Continue reading

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Mid Century Modern #3 , 2021

And now for something different. In college in the 70s, along with life drawing, I had several graphic design classes. This new painting is based on one of my designs. Acrylic on Canvas 3ft x 3 ft.

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Mar 31, 2021 Light at the End of the Tunnel

Its springtime and as more of us receive our covid vaccines the brighter the future will be. Today is a beautiful day along the California Coast and I painted this morning at the harbor in Moss Landing. For the first … Continue reading

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Dec. 2020, and what a Year !

Hopefully I can spread some enjoyment and cheer here at the end of the year by posting a few of the paintings that I did in the last few months. Wow, I noticed that I haven’t posted since August.. The … Continue reading

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MBPAPA Annual Members Show Sept. 4 – Oct. 29 2020

Unusual for these worried times of the Pandemic and now lightning fires in California : our Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Associations members show will be in a real gallery at the Pacific Grove Art Center. Juried by Laurie Kersey … Continue reading

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4 Paintings in 2 Summer Shows – July 15, 2020

These are interesting times for Artists: as we continue to paint many of the opportunities to show and sell our work have been cancelled. A solution has been to have virtual online shows elected by jurors , and in a … Continue reading

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Painting Outside Again and Upcoming Shows, 6/15/20

With Covid19 still around, I am sincerely hoping that everyone still practices safe distancing, wearing facemarks in public and being kind to others. Happily after months sheltered in place, I have begun to find some secluded places where I can … Continue reading

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My Paintings from the 70s on our Walls

Here are 3 large paintings I completed in one week at the end of my spring quarter ay UCSD in 1972. My major was Biological Science, but I managed to also do a minor in Visual Arts. I had Physical … Continue reading

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