Balboa Blue

October 14, 2016

 I have always loved painting boats.  The quirkier and more colorful, the better.  As far as inspiration goes, there is plenty to be found on Balboa Island.  So when I wanted to produce a plein air painting for an upcoming exhibit, I immediately thought, "BOATS.  BALBOA ISLAND."   For one thing, the simplistic subject matter makes for a slightly easier plein air painting.  And it also allows me to be more playful with my colors and a bit more bold with my brushstrokes.  I was really happy with this painting, since I felt less stress and more liberated all the way around.  Because of all this, I learned A LOT!  Striving to be more liberal in my paint application.  Striving for a more impressionistic, loose style, with more interesting colors.  Which all leads to me enjoying my time at the easel more.  The painting is on display from October 12- Oct. 24th at the Forest & Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach, as part of the Laguna Plein Air Painter's Association (LPAPA). Go take a look and let me know what you think!  

(Below is the Gallery info and hours)










Forest & Ocean Gallery
480 Ocean Avenue,
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(949) 371-3313



Working Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11.00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 11.00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 11.00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 11.00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM
Sunday: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM




Until next time,





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