Monday, October 8, 2007

Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational -Day 2

Midday at the Montage 8 x 10 Oil
Yesterday was the beginning of the Laguna event activities. A welcome brunch and orientation was held at the beautiful Montage Resort followed by a paint out at the public park and beach adjoining the resort. The crowds watching the artists were steady all afternoon. This is a pretty bad image of the painting I did- keeping it small to warm up. This formation of rocks is called the Wedding Ring Arch and is a popular motif with artists although its the first time I have painted it. I have to say, setting up my easel next to people like Ken Auster and Ray Roberts is still a bit daunting. This morning this painting and the "Masterpiece" piece we were asked to bring from home ( see previous post for that image) have to be turned in at the Laguna Art Museum. Those two pieces will hang through out the week in the Museum and be for sale next weekend along with the other work done during the week. So, I'm off to the Museum and then to paint.

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