FOG, FOG AND MORE FOG. That’s the only way to describe the 3 days of painting in Monterey County during this years Carmel Art Festival. I’ve been participating in this show since 2004 and we have never experienced fog that just stuck around the whole time. Oh, sure the fog cleared up if you we’re inland a few miles, but on the coast, where I worked, it never did. Don’t get me wrong, I actually like working in the fog, but 5 straight days was a bit much. Friday was the worst, it was not only foggy but also very cold and breezy, miserable!
Ok, I got the complaining out of the way. All in all it was good to get out painting again along the coast. I painted in an area just north of Moss Landing and spent most of my time in Pebble Beach along 17 Mile Drive. I feel very blessed to be living in an area of such beauty. Below are the 2 paintings I turned in for the show which took place on Saturday. The first piece is titled “In the Veiled Light” (18 x 12) received 2nd Place and the Mayor’s Choice Award. The next piece is titled “Pebble Beach Tapestry” and it’s a 12 x 14. I also built the 2 tabernacle frames for each of these paintings as well.