I've just returned from a few days in Carmel, California painting Point Lobos.
Sunday afternoon I was checking out the weather forecast and it looked like fabulous weather was headed for Carmel. I fired off some emails, and in less than 12 hours I was down in Carmel. Both Kim Lordier and Paul Kratter were nimble enough to swap their busy schedules around to meet me down there.
This iconic location is truly one of the most remarkable and beautiful locations, and such a joy to paint.
That's me (on the right) painting with Paul Kratter
Painting with Kim Lordier
Pt Lobos, Standing Solo, 9x12, Pastel (sold)
Pt Lobos First Light, 9x12 Pastel
Pt Lobos Hidden Cove, 9x12, Pastel
Pt Lobos Last Light, 9x12, Pastel
It's just awesome having some friends who are flexible enough (and crazy enough) to make it on a trip like this. We had a great time, got lots of terrific work done, and kept kicking ourselves that we get to do this for a living. Sure beats working in the coal mines (where both my wife's grandfathers made their living).