Monday, July 14, 2014

Shelter Island, San Diego

I painted with the San Diego Watercolor Society this past weekend at Shelter Island, down by Humphrey's.  The morning started with a demo by Shuang Li, world famous painter who happens to call San Diego her home.  (Fortunately for us San Diegans!). 


I painted the one below on location, with a quite a few watercolorists, some of the nicest people (next to the Irish of course).  After we painted, Shuang did a critique which was very informative and positive.  She is a very good instructor and communicator.    

Monday, July 7, 2014

Mille Fleurs - Rancho Santa Fe

I did this painting from the lawn of the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, looking east at the restaurant.  The foliage on the lawn framed up the restaurant nicely.  Wonderful traditional French restaurant in the village.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Inn

Painted this on location under a shady tree on the lawn of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.  What a lovely inn it was.  I spoke to a lot of friendly people and quite a few dogs - a very dog friendly place.  There were a few sets of Adirondack chairs on the lawn where people would read, rest and sip champagne.  When I asked if it would be OK to set up on the lawn and paint, I was warmly welcomed and asked if they could get me some water.  I got the idea they were used to being the centerpiece to the village.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Course

I painted with the San Diego Plein Air Painters (SDPAP) in Rancho San Diego today.  The early morning was beautiful.  This is the 2nd hole, painted from the trail that runs along one side of the golf course for a length of just over two and a half miles.  I met many friendly people and some lovely dogs.    Most of the golfers walked the course which leads me to believe it's not all that long or hilly, but very, very pretty from my vantage point.  I could paint in this village for days, just a lovely place, and I found a coffee shop that just may have the best croissant in San Diego.  A hidden gem.  More from RSF later.

Above is the Torrey Pines golf course , different palette all together.