Sunday was much better in terms of sales. I bought a different small bouquet and painted this between selling.
This is from a few weeks ago, when I was once again, a demo artist for the Beverly Hills Art Show. I picked up this cute bouquet, put it in a mug, and set it up on a table in the park. What you don’t hear are the figs from the fig tree overhead that were intermittently pelting everything and everyone in the vicinity. Behind the set up were the gardens with bright yellow foliage, which I later glazed down to control the focal point. I was going to do another one, but the light moved before I could.
This was the second painting I did at the PACE17–even though I’d gotten up at 5 am, been very active all day, and this was painted around 5 pm in the park at Old Town. Some Asian tourists seemed very interested in appearing in photos with me. They’d kind of sneak up and try to be discreet. It was quite amusing. Not sure why they picked me when there were so many others to choose from.
This was the first painting I did on Tuesday night at the PACE 17. The views were stunning if inspiring, perhaps, overly ambitious paintings. I was surprised by how much I managed to get in to this piece.
This is the last of the plein air Laguna series for now.
Later that day, on the beach.
This is the same location, a new study of yet foggier effects.
This is from the next day. It was foggy and soon to get foggier!
A second attempt and more fog.
This is another painting from that day but down on the beach instead of looking downwards.