Sunday, October 18, 2009

In Plein Air

Plein air painting is a southern California tradition. (It's a tradition anywhere there's lush scenery and decent weather.)

To me, a plein air painter can be scenery, too. (Though it depends somewhat on the painter.)

I'm so glad to have a dog who needs walking.

19 comments:

Cafe Observer said...

Excellent photography of a painter at work in his office!

I'm so glad I know a homo sapien who appreciates art.

Turquoise Diaries said...

Just beautiful..I wonder how the painter described this scene..

Becky said...

That is just gorgeous.

Angela said...

Beautiful photo Petrea! Sonoma has an annual Plein Air Art festival in May.

Lori Lynn said...

Very pretty.

Ditto on the dog walking.
LL

Petrea said...

I'm glad, too, Cafe. (I think you know several such homo sapiens.)

I didn't have the nerve to interrupt him, Aysegul, but it's an interesting question.

Thank you, Becky. We walked by that spot, it's just north of the drinking fountain and Johnson's Rock.

Hi Ange! Nice to see you. Sounds like May is a good time to visit Sonoma.

LL, you know what I'm talkin' about.

Virginia said...

How much did you have to pay that guy with the hat? Well if you can't paint em, snap em. THat's my motto.
LURVELY!
V

frazgo said...

great image!

altadenahiker said...

You're good.

Petrea said...

Aw, merci merci merci! I'm kinda partial to this pastoral scene.

Linda Dove said...

Gorgeous. Completely September (uh, October) scene with all that gold.

Jacob said...

What a wonderful, misty, moody photograph!

Ms M said...

Marvelous photo -- a scene a painter would love...

Petrea said...

He must have been painting the gold, Linda.

Hi Jacob, welcome. I'm glad you like it.

If only he could have seen himself in it, Ms. M.! I was too shy to tell him I was photographing him.

Margaret said...

I like this one a lot. What a beautiful, nature-made palette.

-K- said...

This looks like California as its been for the past thousand years - except for the last hundred.

Tash said...

Gorgeous, really, really gorgeous - could be Jeremy Irons in Brideshead Revisited.
(PS - I also have a dog that needs walking...only I don't take advantage of it.)

Petrea said...

Thanks, Margaret. Palette is a good choice of words here.

Right down to the hat, don't you think, K?

Tash, your dog would love to go on your photo excursions. Admittedly, Boz is extremely easy going. He's learned to tolerate it when I lag behind to shoot.

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