We have just returned from a 2 week painting trip, highlighted by The Carmel Art Festival, a 4 day juried event, with 60 artists participating from all over the U.S. The 2 pieces pictured here, were both painted on location and sold at the festival. “Sunstruck” is the back courtyard of the famous Carmel Mission and the water piece, “Tide's Out” was painted at Asilomar Beach, near Pacific Grove.
I particularly like the water action and have been working towards presenting that subject in many different ways, as I prepare for my next big shows in New York (Agora Gallery, November 3 opening) and Italy, (Florence Biennale, Dec. 3-12).
As dates on the calendar are always closer than they appear, studio time and plein air time have become precious. Just a note: I have been invited to do a “live” demo at Art League North and will be doing a little presentation on “Travel”, especially the materials set-up I take on extended painting trips abroad, as well as a demo from Tuscany reference drawings and photos. That will be at The McLean Road Fire Station, (near Mt. Vernon) June 2nd from 10:30-12:30. I hope to see any local blog subscribers there.