Thursday, May 23, 2013

"Carmel Beach" © 20th Annual Carmel Art Festival

At the Carmel Art Festival the artists have their canvases stamped on Wednesday night and are allowed to paint until Friday late afternoon.  Then we deliver our two favorite pieces for judging and auction.  This painting was one of my choices for the Friday delivery and it sold.  During the two days of painting I would run into other artists, hiking around, picnicking and painting their hearts out.  Here is a photo of a fellow painter  on the opposite cliff from me.  I have no idea who it is but the umbrella and easel are a dead give away.


Marian Fortunati said...

Congratulations, Laura. It's terrific.
I love the way the one tree is spindly and is a foil for the others in both color and mass.

Well done.

Docent said...

Your painting at Carmel was a winner, & some smart buyer knew it!

How smart of the painter on the cliff - to bring along his own live music... Joy

Laura Wambsgans said...

Marian I love your description of what I was trying to accomplish. Joy, the guys with the guitar were all over the cliffs but I never heard what they played over the crashing of the waves. Thank you!

Sharon Weaver said...

Hi Laura
Sounds like a typical three days in Carmel; sun, wind and fog, oh my. This is a wonderful painting. Glad you had sales and enjoyed the show.

Laura Wambsgans said...

It was typical weather Sharon, I found a couple of new spots to paint next year that I can share with you. Last night at the CAC Gold Medal Show I counted 6 artists hanging in the museum that were at Carmel too. It was interesting to see their studio work, rather then the plein air paintings. If you can go down to USC, the show is definitely worth the drive. Maybe we could all go together one day?

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