What a gorgeous evening yesterday, the fleeting storm left a trail of puffy clouds. It's rare to get these skies in Santa Barbara. Around 5:00 I stopped what I was doing and headed up to the foothills to paint the breathtaking sky. I didn't do it justice, the glory was something to witness.
Last night's full moon was shrouded in a foggy mist, but that didn't stop a group of intrepid painters from setting up and getting 'er done in spite of the cold dampness. We had what would have been a lovely view of Santa Barbara and the harbor from Campanil Hill at our friend Elizabeth's home. Instead we did our best with a mysterious fog, and misty landscape. Fortunately the glowing harvest moon made an appearance. Thank you Elizabeth for the good cheer, yummy treats and libations. The 2008 Sommavite Brunello di Montalcino was a wonderful antidote to the chill in the air.
Thank you Fil! You organized a lovely paint out today. It was great to see some ol' friends out there and nice to meet some new people. I am looking forward to the October paint out. Fil has something special in mind. SCAPE artists: you don't want to miss it!
The board with SCAPE, Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment, and guests will be having a one night show this Thursday at the Casa De La Guerra. Paintings of the Gaviota Coast will be exhibited. Stop by for music, no host bar and, of course, some great art. It should be a lovely evening!
Casa De La Guerra, 5 - 8pm, Thursday, September 6.