The next day was spent around Donner Lake. This area has been painted plenty of times but it's such a draw, I can't help but throw my hat in the ring... I love vistas... You can actually Google Street View the exact location of the area I painted from:
This painting actually took 2 days to complete, and it's not even finished all the way. I definitely want to work on it some more... It was done in the preserve in Martis Creek Lake. I learned it was a very sacred ground for the natives who used to live here.
Doing all of these events taught me a lot of things about what works and what doesnt, how to win awards, get sales, etc. It's always great to hear what the other artists say as well... I will come out with a post soon about the plein air events I have attended with all of the pros and cons about them.
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