December 18, 2011
Back to the land of the ice and snow
Goleta Beach was my last painting location in Santa Barbara - I'm back to Sorrento, but still California dreamin'. I painted faster than I posted, so I still have some plein air sketches coming your way over the next two weeks. Perhaps looking at the southern Californian landscape will help keep you warm:).
After a whole month of painting on location I have to ask myself what I learned. These small paintings are certainly not as lucrative to sell as larger studio paintings, so why would I spend a whole month doing it? The easy answer is that when I get back to the studio after a stretch of painting out doors, the studio paintings seem to go more easily than before. All that training of the eye - nothing like it. Really.