The View Through â€” 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…
I know I already told you this when we were there at El Matador, but that painting is FANTASTIC!!!… I mean really one to make a viewer drool over it!!!
When i finally post about the day, I’ll refer to your blog because EVERYONE should see this piece…
Nice to connect with you again, by the way.
Thanks so much for the generous words. It was a great day to paint. I am so glad that we got to paint together again. Hope to see you again soon. Peace, Rich
Finally posted the blog… Wish I had painted as well as you did. Yours is so gorgeous!! Show it to David… He’d be proud of you!!
Finally posted the website (www.marianfortunati.com) blog…
Wish I had painted as well as you did. Yours is so gorgeous!! Show this painting to David… He’d be proud of you!!
Hi I’ve just arrived via a link on Marian Fortunati’s blog. I love this painting and the photos. i look forward to seeing more of your work.
Hi Rich…Your painting is wonderful…I was really inspired by your view (close up on the rock) and the energy in your brushstrokes and color. This is a powerful picture. Great work…keep it up and I hope to see you soon! Sharon