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 time in over a year I went to lunch with 3 fellow painters on a deck overlooking the Elkhorn slough. My fish sandwich tasted especially great and I am pleased with todays Plein Air painting. I will post it soon.

For today I wanted to post a painting I did last Sunday afternoon with fellow painter Ellaine Goldstone. We both have signed up for the Open Studios Tour that will be held for 2 weeks around Monterey County in October. As a promotion for the Arts Habitat Monterey Artists Tour, artists were encouraged to drop off one painting Sunday at the Pacific Grove Art Center gallery for a show thru April. After the drop off we headed a few blocks to the shore and selected a safe location to paint. As sea otters and Scuba divers cavorted in the waves, we painted.

Sailing on Monterey Bay 2021 9×12 Plein Air, Oil

Published by 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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  1. Wonderfully cheerful painting with an upbeat pallet! It goes well with your upbeat news of painting with friends once again.