My entry for the 2012 Paint San Clemente Quick Draw contest
Saturday June 15 marks the beginning of Paint San Clemente, a week-long plein air painting event in San Clemente, California. The public is invited to watch plein air artists paint and compete for $13,000 in prizes in and around the beach town that sits on the southern border of Orange County. The event is a fundraiser for art programs in San Clemente schools.
I'll be participating in the the Quick Draw, a one-day contest in which artists have three hours to complete a plein air painting. The paintings are then judged and put up for sale. Last year my little watercolor scene of the San Clemente Pier sold in the first few minutes of the sale. It was my first ever plein air painting sale.
Paint San Clemente is free to the public and runs from Saturday June 15 -- Sunday June 23. It kicks off with the Quick Draw and Sale on Saturday June 15. Artists who choose to participate in the overall plein air competition will continue to paint around town throughout the week. Awards are given Saturday June 22, and an outdoor art sale will take place Saturday June 22 -- Sunday June 23. For more info visit: paintsanclemente.com
I have a passion for plein air painting. I try to capture and share the moments of beauty I find. You can see some of my work online at: