Just a typical day in the life of a plein air painter:-) Thanks to Pam and Jan for sticking it out!
Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
On a different note - The most successful part of the exhibit I was a part of last Sunday was probably how fast the refreshing cucumber drink I brought seem to go...lol So, I thought I'd share the recipe that I found on this blog. These are the ingrediences:
1 to 1.5 large cucumbers
1 whole bag of crushed ice
1 can (12 oz.) frozen/slightly thawed limeade
2 liter bottle of 7up/Sprite/Fresca (choose your favorite, or the one that’s on sale )
A bowl/pitcher (or both) large enough to fit a whole bag of crushed ice + the other ingredients. (As you can probably tell, this makes way over 2 liters of drink, especially after the ice melts some. Makes this drink perfect for any party!)
You can go to Caley's site http://www.howdoesshe.com to get the "step by step" with picture.
I usually double or triple the recipe and put it in this handy drink dispenser I have from Bed Bath and Beyond.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Click here to bid on this paintingThis was painted at Malibu Lagoon this spring. We were several artists painting with the California Art Club and I had a hard time making up my mind on what to paint til I found this spot below the bridge where I zeroed in on the reflections and cropping the picture in a way I liked.
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Monday, April 16, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
I wonder how many artists and others have noticed this old barn that can be seen on the right side of Las Virgines road when you drive down to the beach? I so wish there was a way I could figure out who owns it to see if they'd allow some painters to paint it, stepping on to their property. Maybe some day I'll be brave enough to just drive over there:-) In the meantime I snapped some photos of it from the road one afternoon and used it as reference for this little painting.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
This was painted on location and what I liked about what I saw was the yellowish green bush and how it was complimented by the slightly violet grasses in the back so I tried to push that. And I had fun working on being looser with my brushwork on the foliage of the bush/tree. The color of the back hill was a little difficult to capture...
Thursday, April 5, 2012
This was painted on location and I learned a few things. It was a good practice in simplifying things, although I could have done more...as always lol, and softening an edge of the rocks made a huge difference in making them look better than before.