An Online Artist's Coop for Artists who Paint on Location
I live in Southern California. I am as west as I can get.
Looking for painting partners! I paint at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point Ocean, High Desert of Hesperia, and Big Bear lake.
Remember the newscaster that announced "from the mountains to the sea and all of Southern California"?
Let's go paint!
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When I first drove west from NJ to LA, I watched for the TV west I knew from the John Wayne movies and the Hoppalong Casady shows. When I got to Oklahoma, I was disappointed to not see the "West", nor in Texas either. But then in New Mexico it began looking western, but lacked the rock formations that I was looking for. Then we got to around Gallup, NM and across the AZ boarder, I knew I had found it. Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon, which I saw for the first time watching the dawn from the canyon edge was incredible. After my Navy experience, I moved back to CA to live for 20 years in the SF Bay area. The sole motivation for this, was to paint the western landscape. To flip the color references from a red accent on a green background (eastern landscape) to a green accent on a red background (AZ). I found out that Hoppy was riding back and forth in a very small area of boulders called Alabama Rocks near Bristol CA. I still can travel to AZ in 2 days to paint and have done so several times. It is my favorite.