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How to tell if a painting was truly painted plein air!

How to tell if a painting was truly painted plein air!

This morning I woke up at 5:30 am to paint plein air (a fancy term for painting outside). You would think with COVID-19 and being stuck at home I would’ve been out a lot. But somehow… I hadn’t made it out. Finally, the call of the outdoors forced me to head out (and a Spark-ly friend!).

A Demonstration During the Tour!

A Demonstration During the Tour!

This year, for the Ojai Studio Artists Tour (coming up this weekend – Oct. 12 – 14) we were asked if we wanted to do a DEMONSTRATION or EXPERIENCE for our tour attendees.

The Best Laid Plans

The Best Laid Plans

Many of you know – or have met me – at The Annual Ojai Studio Artists Tour. It’s one of my favorite events to participate in every year. (The image above is a detail of an almost finished painting…)
I’m still participating – just abbreviated. Why? My best-laid plans can’t stand up to airline flight changes…

Helpless at Ojai Valley Museum

Helpless at Ojai Valley Museum

Origins, an exhibit by Ojai Studio Artists and The Ojai Valley Museum opened on August 16 and runs through October 15.

Open Studio Feb. 9, 2019

Open Studio Feb. 9, 2019

This Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm I’m part of open studio for Ojai Studio Artists. Every “Second Saturday” through August, studios in different parts of town are open free of charge to the public. Kind’ve a “warm-up”

Gull Lake Morning

Gull Lake Morning

I’m on a painting trip with Kay Zetlamier, Gina Niebergall and Anette Power — all wonderful painters. This is our second year in Gull Lake (Spark Taylor couldn’t make it this year), we rent a cabin, take turns being responsible for dinner and mainly paint all day (with a break in mid-day) and talk painting all night!

Annual Ojai Studio Artists Tour This Weekend!

Annual Ojai Studio Artists Tour This Weekend!

Come join me this weekend for the Ojai Studio Artists Tour! While you don’t have to have a ticket to visit my studio, you will need a ticket to visit others studios. Buy your ticket HERE. My studio will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10 – 5.

View from Carpinteria Bluffs

View from Carpinteria Bluffs

Guess I just can’t stop blogging! Anyway, this piece was done specifically for Ojai Studio Artists scholarship raffle that will be held during the studio tour weekend, Oct. 13 – 15.