Three's Company 11x14 Oil
My day trip to Laguna Beach was amazing. As I drove into a parking spot at Heisler Park in Laguna, I knew it was going to be a great day. The sun sparkled off the water, there was a light breeze and the temperature was in the 80s. First on any day trip, I like to take some photos, walk around and just enjoy the place. There were two other plein air painters on the point (in my painting near the 3 palm trees) who were painting the rocks below. Instead I liked the view looking south at the rocks and set up along the park walkway.
Because of my location a lot of people stopped by to look, ask questions and give their positive opinion. Thanks to all of you who took the time to chat. I notice that I feed off the energy of the people and if someone doesn't stop to look, I wonder why. This small boost must be only a fraction of what a performer or sports star must feel when they are being cheered on by an adoring crowd. I can only speculate on that rush. So if you are out there painting in front of people, don't be self conscious, but instead use that energy and enjoy the attention.
After painting, I attended "the Best of Plein Air" at Seven Degrees Gallery. The exhibition is put on by the Laguna Plein Air Painter Association. Even though I am a newbie to the club and this is the first show I showed in, the members were very welcoming and it turned out I knew several of the other artists. This only reinforces my view that supporting local clubs is very important. I look forward to participating in more shows with this group. The show continues through June 27 at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. in Laguna Beach, CA 92651. You can contact Rosemary Swimm at (949) 376-3635 or (949) 584-9162.Topics: Inspiration and Art
4 Responses to Could Laguna BE Heaven?
A familiar view!!! ( :o) )
You really did a great job of capturing it!!
So glad your whole day turned out so nice!! Hope to see you soon....
Sounds like it was a great day of painting with good results!
Yes Lee, it was fun. I even did a little 6x6 that I will feature in a future post.
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