I received an invitation to paint in Ventura with a group of artists. Marian Fortunati and I carpooled to Terry Supple's lovely duplex which is right near the ocean. It was a fantastic day, warm, sunny and loaded with great painting spots. I set up to paint a perfectly shapedMonterey pine tree that was on a point of land jutting out into the harbor.
The twisted trunk and dark shadows were a stark contrast to the bright sunlit edges of the foliage. Because the tree was the focal point, I softened the colors of the harbor in the background. I used dark purples, browns, blues and greens throughout the tree for the shadows. Painting aMonterey Pine reminded me of my participation in the Carmel plein air Art Festival this past May.
The group met back at Terry's condo to show our mornings efforts and have a little critique. Thank you Terry for including me in the group and allowing me to explore theVentura area. It was great fun. Topics: Plein Air Painting
- Carmel Art Festival Part 3
- Art on a Foggy Day
- Carmel Art Festival Part 1
- Carmel Art Festival Part 2
- Painting the Ocean
- Sunset Painting
- Artist Painting a Train
- New and Improved Art
- Painting in My Own Backyard
- Riverside Bridge
- Painting Steps to the Stars
3 Responses to Painting in Ventura
I LOVE what you did with that tree. You really got those bright spots on the branches lit by the sun just right!! Good instincts, great painting.
Did YOU take that photo of me??? Very cool ... very fun!!! What a great day!!
Thanks for the mention in your blob. It was a great day and I really enjoyed having you and the others for a visit. We'll have to do it again. Regarding my painting, I made the changes you suggested and the picture looks much better. You've got a great eye. I'll finish it up and send you a photo.
Thanks guys. It was a good day and a successful paint out. I did take that photo of you, Marian and thanks again Terry for the invite.
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