Thursday, November 15, 2012

Plein Air Painting in Carmel, California Continues!

View from Pebble Beach - 9x12, oil

Yesterday, we paid another $10 - this time to the Pebble Beach Club so we could travel the famous 17-mile drive.  We took a stop near the golf course so I could paint a view of some of the waves along the beach.  It was a brisk morning with a stiff wind and plenty of clouds, but I managed to find a zone of calm.  It was a good day to paint waves and clouds.

A couple stopped by to chat as I was finishing up.  They admired the painting, but lamented that their house is already full of paintings.  They have so many, in fact, that they have closets full and have to rotate their inventory from wall to closet and closet to wall.  They're hoping their kids will soon buy homes so they can give them some of the art and start buying again.

I've run into the "house is already full" issue before.  It's an interesting problem to have.  I usually recommend the inventory rotation idea.  For those whose closets are also full, I recommend selling some of the art to make way for the new.

It looks like we'll get one more day of good weather, so I'm off to Asilomar.

If the horizon is tilted, a tsunami must be on its way



Darlene Twitchell said...

What a beautiful painting and wonderful surroundings. The trees in your last photo look like something out of a story book!

ARTIST-Jan Poynter said...

Hi Michael - what a great coastal location there in Carmel. Love it.
As for the "no more wall" customers...I have started offering small works on paper and plein air panels mounted on boxed cradle panels - that can sit quite happily on a shelf, mantlepiece or furniture. always a space for that! happy travels- Jan

Michael Chesley Johnson said...

Thanks, Darlene! Jan - that's a great idea!

Theresa Grillo Laird said...

My favorite painting place-anywhere from Cambria to Carmel!