The Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters went out to Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley but since I was late, I couldn't find anyone (How was I to know that you had to follow the road that said "PRIVATE ROAD!"?? ) so I painted this cool gatepost with the matilja poppies and the Santa Lucia Mountains in the background. Sometimes bad luck is good luck! (not such good luck with the photo, however. grr)
Another foggy day in 'sunny california'! The minute I finished this, packed up, and started hiking back to the car, the sun came out, the water turned sapphire blue, the...well, you get the drift. Rats
This week I am painting for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History's " Plein Air Affaire." We brought in some "dry paintings" and now we are doing some paintings outdoors on stamped canvasses ("wet paintings.") As we are in the midst of California's "June Gloom" this is a challenge. Fortunately, this field of mustard flowers provided all the sunshine anyone could want!
So last Friday I had to do a demonstration at Gallery North as part of Carmel-by-the-Sea's First Friday. I decided that painting my dog would be fun because although I have painted lots of dogs, I had never painted her. Well, you can't have your dog feeling left out, can you? She looks pretty cheerful here, don't you think?
A foggy morning at the lagoon in Carmel. This is looking East and usually the sun is in your eyes and it is hard to paint. Today, the hills are invisible in the fog and certainly no sun is getting in anyones eyes but the scene is beautiful anyway...
My name is Cornelia Emery and I paint outdoors all the time. Recently, I have started doing small paintings indoors also...one every day. What an exciting challenge! Each small painting is for sale starting at $100.
To see some of my other works, visit my web site, www.corneliaemery.com. You will find the link below...