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May 2011

Santiago Oaks Regional Park

Santiago Oaks Regional Park, Orange, CA
'The Creek Bed, Santiago Creek'
I volunteered to host the last Plein Air Paintout with SoCalPAPA (the Southern California Plein Air Painter's Association) this last Friday, 5/27/2011.  Had Rohan and Logan with me (my two boys) which was fun and a challenge to paint!  However, I did complete or partly complete a painting!  Here it is.  We were positioned along the Santiago Creek in the shade of some beautiful oak and California Sycamore trees.  Beautiful!  Come to find out it was a horse trail so I had to move off the trail before the painting was finished. 
Enjoy!  And let me know what you think.  This will be available for sale through my website and at my booth during the Paint San Clemente week coming up: June 18 - 25.  Look for posts regarding this.
Proverbs 3:5&6

New plein air paintings

This last Friday and the Friday before I was out painting.  Yeah!  My artist friend/teacher - Rita Pacheco was there working with me as well.  The first Friday we painted at an overlook a block from my house on Camp Pendleton, here it is titled, Sleepy Friday, and is available for sale on my website.  I will also be selling prints of this one. 
The next Friday we were out at the Camp Pendleton access of San Onofre Beach.  The sun peeked out for about 1 hour and then hid behind the clouds for the rest of our painting time.  We had to memorize those sun spots!  And it started getting really chilly!  Here is that painting, an 8" x 10" called: The Sun Peeked, San Onofre Beach.  This one is also available for sale on my website.  If you are interested in a print, please e-mail me at:

Plein Air this week

Plein Air San Onofre
What a pleasure to paint straight for three hours without interruption and in a beautiful location.  Four artists (including myself) painted on an overlook of the beautiful San Onofre area today.  Foggy and full of atmosphere that gave a feeling of sleepiness.  Our art teacher - Rita - worked us through the many challenges of choosing a subject, exacting the composition, and maintaining the first atmospheric effect.  Wonderful!  I will post the painting soon!