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 paint outside again. Studio work is important but there is nothing like being outside to lift the soul and spirit. Opportunities where I usually show my work have been cancelled or postponed, but lately there are some virtual online shows that I have applied to. This has given me a creative spark to re-evaluate some older works and also to get the creative juices going for newer works.

The Monterey Bay Open Studio Tour was scheduled for May , and is now rescheduled to October. This has been my most successful show in the past , so I look forward to seeing many you then. Another successful venue for me last year was the 2019 Los Gatos Plein Air event. It has been cancelled for 2020 and will reoccur in 2021.Another great show last year was the 2019 Capitola Plein Air, it will be downsized this year but hopefully will still occur in November

Several Art shows are now going virtual on the web. This is a great and creative response for solving the problem of having too many people in one place for an Art show. The California Art Club is having a show “Our World Reimagined, a Virtual experience” where we submit images on line for judging and virtual display from July 1 – August 14. Similarly, my MBPAPA Signature artists show will be virtual this summer, as will the Coastal Art Leagues show “Uncharted Territory” for July 15 – Sept 1.

Here are a few paintings I have worked on during sheltered in place or just before. Enjoy

“To the Blue Horizon” Plein Air 12 x 16 Oil on linen panel La Jolla Ca. “Incoming Tide, Pacific Grove” Plein Air 9x 12 Oil on linen panel “Serenity” Studio 16 x 20 Oil on Canvas

To the Blue Horizon
Incoming Tide, Pacific Grove

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.
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