I taught a Nocturne Painting Workshop this last September, 2009, in Santa Barbara. This 10"x8" oil painting was done at sunset, as a warm-up demonstration for the Nocturnes that would come later on that evening. Some times it seems the elements aren't perfect for painting, but this evening they were exceptional! It was warm, balmy; perfect for painting out-of-doors. Almost everyone in the workshop produced successful works of art that evening and enthusiastically returned the following night for a second secession of the moon dance.
All in all it was classic Santa Barbara weather.
Moonrise over Montecito 10"x8", oil/canvas 2009
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