The View Through ā€” 8″x10″ Oil on Birch Board

The Ventura County chapter of the California Art Club hosted their monthly paint-out at El Matador State Beach this morning. I know… its LA County, but whateveh! I think I was the first one there at 9am, but soon there were about 15 of along the beach and up and down the cliff-side. When I arrived at the beach, there was already one occupant… a yoga instructor shooting a series of videos doing her poses. She continued as I set up. Once we both got into our own rhythms, we were able to focus on our own tasks, but it was nice to have someone on the beach with me.

After the painting was finished, I hauled my gear back up the cliffside and had lunch with several other artists. As a special bonus, Sharon Kaiser was available to critique people’s paintings during the lunch hour. It is always good to get feedback from other esteemed artists. Thanks all for a great morning. I needed that. Below are a couple more views…