Sunday, July 27, 2008
I'm going to Carmel, California!
Not exactly earth shattering considering that I live in Sacramento, California. I'm visiting my mom who lives in the Carmel/Monterey area. My wife and I can hardly wait!! The weather during our entire three day stay is predicted to be "patchy fog and overcast". Yahoo!!! Do you know what it's like leaving the dry and hot Sacramento Valley and coming into coastal patchy fog and overcast? It's heaven!! I'll be doing a little pen and wash sketching there. I just have a small watercolor sketch pad, a Sharpie pen, and a Tombow pen and Waterbrush for the washes. Now just a few days ago, a fellow Sacramento artist, Terry Miura, whom I greatly admire, was there at a plein air event doing full blown oil painting on the sidewalks of Carmel. Have you any idea how many tourists are on the sidewalks of Carmel? Thousands!! Terri has got balls don'tcha think? The other photo is of me doing a watercolor sketch demo for about ten of my college plein air students. That's about as brave as I get painting in front of people outdoors!