13 April 2010

Thomas F Riley Wilderness.

I got an unexpected vacation so I wasted no time scrambling to find painting opportunities. The Laguna Plein Air Painters had organized an outing with Michael Obermeyer at the Thomas F Riley Wilderness by Coto De Caza (can you say $!) . It was rainy and it was far but I was desperate to start being productive. I got there and it was ...closed. Due to the rain. Fortunately, fellow Pasadenian and european artist Mathias Fischer pulled right behind me on his car with the same disappointed look and so together summoned the courage to jump the fence. Just to find everyone had gotten inside ahead of the closure. It was a wet morning but I soldiered on until the sun gave us the most amazing clouds in the afternoon. No flower masses bur extensive green meadows and some challengingly "simple" compositions. I did three pieces.

1 comment:

Marian Fortunati said...

Glad you jumped the fence, Jose!

Your work is always wonderful!