So Close Yet So Far Away

Wow!…We have had some of the most beautiful days I’ve seen since I’ve lived on the Central Coast of California.  I was drooling thinking about what I was missing not being able to paint outdoors. I found myself feeling like a caged animal as I looked out the windows every chance I got.  But indoors…

Next Week I’m Coming Up for Air

At 2:00am this morning, I realized I missed Thursday’s cycling post and now being Friday evening there is also NO video to be found for the Cycling Painter. It is times like these when I am reminded why I am a painter and NOT a computer specialist. I had a long conversation with Penny, my…

The Bubble Was Destine to Pop

Tuesday is currently coming to a close and my seascape painting I started last week is still patiently waiting on my easel for completion. I heard from my web designer today and I am bummed. To be honest, I knew intuitively this video thing was not going to be an easy feat for a total…

Hang in There!

My heart is aching for everyone everywhere! Due to the Coronavirus, being house bound can be a jolt to our physiques over a period of time. Keeping busy helps from going stir crazy. I can talk to my web designer to see what I can to do to post a short video for us; hopefully…

The Second Time Around

I am proud to report, I shaved nearly 45 minutes off my packing today by repeating some of yesterday’s routine. As Dr. John J. Medina, a well known molecular biologist once said, when acquiring new learning skills, it is best when you “Repeat to remember and remember to repeat“. Although the bicycle still needs help…

Too Beautiful for This Painter

Totally stunning!  I wish I could have painted all the beautiful colors I saw today in all the right places!  One thing about Mother nature is when she displays her glory, she definitely makes you feel humble. I began a little after 8:00am loading the bike on the car rack and packing my painting gear…

The Native is Restless

Another wet Monday and another change of plans. I will admit, mentally gearing up for a painting day and then suddenly being hit with disappointment plays havoc with my emotions.  Like an Eveready battery, “en plein air” painters need to always be ready in mind, body and soul at any given notice.  We are literally…

Rethinking My Plan

After a good night’s rest, I woke up excited to give it another go until I heard a faint tapping noise against my window pane. You guessed it; another day of rain! Although I was happy to get our desperately needed California showers, I was very disappointed about not getting back to the site I’d…