Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey

We enjoyed the first day of the Plein Air convention in Monterey, California, where more than 800 artists from nine countries have assembled to paint together. Organizer Eric Rhoads claims it's the largest congregation of outdoor oil painters in history.

I haven't broken out the oils yet because I didn't have any solvent, but I had fun with watercolors. This is a view of the rocks near the Fisherman's Wharf. It's about 5x8 inches.

I took a photo of the scene that I was painting and then superimposed the painting over the photo, after the fact. It's a good way to check the drawing and the values, kind of like using a calculator after an abacus.

We chose a spot next to the music buskers, so we were entertained for the two hours that we sat there. There are about 70 instructors moving about and talking to the students--a really supportive atmosphere.
Plein Air Convention
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