|"Outcrop" 12"x16" SOLD|
This is the first year I was invited to this event and I hope it's not the last. It's also the first year the event didn't take Place at the Laguna Art Museum. The organizers decided to move the venue to Aliso Creek Resort with the burden of having to transform the place overnight for the occasion. But they did rise to the challenge with flying colors and it was ..well, spectacular.
Looking at the roster of artists is enough to make anyone nervous. This is the big leagues so to speak. Once I arrived and once I was (luxuriously) accommodated I proceeded to the Orientation and Quick Draw which takes place at the very beginning on Sunday Morning. ( Note to event organizers : The Parking Tag they gave us so we could park anywhere in Laguna without time limit was insanely helpful.) We were shuttled to Treasure Island/Montage Resort. I didn't walk far. My bit of experience tells me that too much searching can be counterproductive. So I settled for a beach scene very quickly.
|"Crashing" 12"x9" SOLD|
|"Three Arch Bay" 12"x16" SOLD Winner of the Sennelier Award|
|"Three Arch Morning" 11"x14" SOLD|
|"School on a Day Like This" 10"x8"|
|"Greeter's Corner, Laguna" 9"x12" SOLD|
As my "quota" was being filled I decided to take some risks and capture more unusual scenery. The paint out at the Aliso Creek resort was great. It is a golf resort but it is nestled in a canyon with beautiful rocks, trees and a creek. This was the birthplace of Laguna. I had the good fortune of painting the piece bellow with Thomas Kitts who is always fun and instructive to have around. Thomas is an innate teacher and always had great advice. I also attended the Heisler Park paint out with students from the Laguna School of Art.
|"Eucalyptus Drama"11"x14" SOLD.|
|"Heisler Mood" 12"x9"|
|Me and the award.|
|Me, Greg Vail and Vanessa Rothe.|
|"Capistrano Arches" 11"x14'|
|"Treasure Hunt" 12'x9" Nancy Patch collection.|