I was absolutely thrilled to be invited to take part in this year's Laguna Plein Air Invitational in Laguna Beach, California. The event was held from October 10th through 17th, with the exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum. To be included in an event with such renowned artists as Calvin Liang, John Burton, Ken Auster, Jason Situ, Michael Situ and many others, being able to get to know them and paint alongside them, was a huge honor. The weather wasn't cooperative during most of the week...only saw the sun a couple of times. There were several cloudy, foggy, misty days...not my favorite conditions to paint in...but I was able to complete six paintings and sold four of them. I'll do separate posts for each of the paintings, including the two hour "quick draw" piece. The volunteers and staff at the Laguna Art Museum did a fantastic job with the exhibition and taking care of all of the artists throughout the week (thanks to you all for the scrumptious breakfasts and lunch!). Above is my artwork at the beginning of Sunday's reception at the Museum. One of the things I most enjoy about the plein air events is meeting so many great people, from the volunteers and staff, to my host family, fellow artists, new collectors and new friends. It's a joy to be able to share and educate people about the process of creating my work...and hopefully inspire some along the way!