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Notes from Journey Art


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San Clemente Art Auction May 6

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 1:11 AM Comments comments (6)
Finished my paintings for the Art Auction!  Here is one of them: Beach Sentinels:
May 6: The San Clemente Boys and Girls club in league with the Casino of San Clemente and the San Clemente Art Association are putting on its first annual art auction!  20 artists were juried (including me) and 5 pieces each will be available for auction. 
If you would like a ticket, please let me know as soon as possible or visit the site: to buy tickets online. 

The Clocktower, San Clemente

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 12:39 AM Comments comments (15)
Hello All!  Here is my next painting finished today and entered into the jurying for an upcoming summer show.  I'll update you on the results as soon as I find out.  The title: 'The clocktower, San Clemente' 

New plein air painting

Posted on February 19, 2012 at 2:13 AM Comments comments (227)
Title: Calafia View
Finally back out plein air painting!  Thanks to my friend being able to take care of my boys again.   This painting was done at the Calafia Beach in San Clemente, a beautiful spot to visit, walk, run, sun, or paint!  Go out and enjoy!  

An new page opened...

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 11:58 AM Comments comments (16)
I've jumped into a new pond! 
Yep!  Or 'opened a new page'...I received a commission to do a painting of the pier for a lady to donate to an auction.  My first commission!  Yay!  This was last week and I wanted to do it 'en plein air'.  And of course the two days I could get outside - it RAINED!   I had taken a great photo of the pier the week before so used that photo to produce this painting.  The lady and her daughter liked the painting so I am satisfied. 

Upcoming Shows

Posted on January 6, 2012 at 10:19 PM Comments comments (8)
Upcoming Exhibitions
Three upcoming shows will begin next week that will include some of my art. 
San Clemente Art Gallery will have their Winter Judged Show for view starting next week.  Two of my pieces will be there: 'Reminiscing' and 'An Impromptu Birdbath'. 
The Southern California Plein Air Painter's Association will begin their 'Best of the Best' show at the Newport Beach gallery (located next door to the Nautical Museum).  Two of my pieces were juried into that show:
A Southern California Christmas
and 'Time to Come In, Newport Bay'
these were both done 'En Plein Air' which means on location.  The first took about 4 hours spread over two days and the second took 2 hours in one day. 
The third exhibition is the California Art Clubs: 'Iconic California' show at the Altadena Town and Country Club.  The reception for the show will be January 29th from about 4 to 6pm.  I had one piece juried into this show, which was my next goal: to have a piece accepted into a CAC show.  =)  The piece is: Antiques and Fried Eggs. All of the pieces will be for sale through the duration of the shows! 

Recent Work

Posted on December 6, 2011 at 11:32 AM Comments comments (11)
Hello Everyone! 
It has been a while since I've been on here...I've been PAINTING!  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  We will be heading to the mountains of Virginia this Christmas to visit my expect some painting from there.  Your comments are most welcome and I'd love to hear from you!  Tell me what you are up to as well.
Title: Antiques and Fried Eggs (The Orange Grove, Santiago Oaks Regional Park, Irvine, CA)
Title: Expanse (Dubois, WY) - currently in show and available for sale at the Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
Title: Fresh Air, Horse Creek Road, WY - currently in show at the Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA


Posted on October 13, 2011 at 11:11 AM Comments comments (16)
Hello All!  As you may be wondering I had the pleasure of painting a birdbath recently.  But, this is a little different, I call this, 'The Impromptu Birdbath":
Also, two things new this month, I will be giving 10% of all sales through November 30 to Potters Field Ranch.  I will be working this month to get a page on my website for organizations that I will be giving to. 
Secondly, please enjoy 15% off your total purchase through October 31st for our fall sale!  Just enter code FALL15 in the comments section. 

Recent Wyoming workshop

Posted on October 3, 2011 at 10:56 PM Comments comments (131)
A fabulous week in Wyoming with SKB Foundation workshop
That week ended on September 20 and what a week it was of fabulous scenery and wonderfully master artist instructors to study with.  I spent most of my time with Dawn Whitelaw learning more and more about Plein Air painting.  I will share some of those tips in my upcoming postings.  For now, here are two of my paintings from that week:
Wyoming Mountains, Double Cabins - by Tara Sood
Mountain Rhythm, September 2011 - by Tara Sood

On Location Show in Newport Beach

Posted on September 7, 2011 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (130)
On Location Show coming up at the Newport Beach gallery.
Hello All!  I have been juried into the next show for SoCalPapa (Southern California Plein Air Painter's Association) and will be showing two pieces at the upcoming 'On Location' show.  My two pieces are shown below for your perusal.  These will be available for purchase through that gallery until the end of October.  The gallery is located at the Balboa Fun Zone in Newport Beach.  Our gallery is in association with the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum.  Come and check it all out! 
The painting on the left is called 'Here Comes the Next One' and I painted this two weeks ago one sunny day on San Onofre Beach.  The second painting, on the right, is called 'Beach Rail', an oil painting of the Coast Railway near Trestles Surfing Area at San Onofre. 

Ancient Warrior

Posted on August 29, 2011 at 2:04 AM Comments comments (169)
And Here is the drawing I promised in the last post from a life drawing session.  I call this ancient warrior, great model and well organized.