Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hollister is framed by eucalyptus trees. This spot is off Los Osos Valley Road

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I must have painted Bishop's Peak half a dozen times from this site. Once again our plein air painters group met there for our regular Thursday paint out. Totally uninspired I used an old canvas, not wanting to waste a new canvas on an old theme. This time, however, I turned away from Bishop's peak and saw these cabins nicely set off by the dark foliage of the cedars.

I like the results. Sometimes it's me that's old and not the painting site.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Laguna Lake is in San Luis Obispo, California. It's another happy painting place. Usually there is a flock of Canadian geese that share the grassy area with me.

Friday, February 20, 2009

The central coast of California has a treasure trove of sites for plein air painters, usually just steps away from the hectic pace of every day life. This particular spot is in Oceano, a funky little beach town that has resisted change more successfully than other little beach towns.
It is one of my favorite painting spots with all the necessary amenities; namely, parking, potty, and privacy.