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Weekly Paintings By National Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Laguna Beach Revisited

"Afternoon Sparkle"  Laguna Beach

Each year a some artist from the Inland Empire get together for a day at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach, CA.  It is always a treat to spend the day looking at the new artwork that artist from the Laguna area have put together for us to see.    

Patricia Rose Ford, Barbara Parish and myself started out early on Wed. morning so we could get through all the exhibits in enough time to do an afternoon painting at the beach.   After going through the Festival of the Art and the Art Affair, having lunch with a Margarita we were ready to tackle the beach.  

The worst part about Laguna is parking, especially in the summer.  I can't blame people for wanting to be at the beach, but $2.00 an hour to park.   We arrived around 4 so we still had to pay $6.00.   Parking meters end at 7 pm.  (don't forget your quarters, however, they now take credit cards)  We scoped out the area at Heisler Park  Laguna Beach California  walking around and our favorite for this time of day was looking northwest towards Monument lookout.   That is the far bluff in my painting.   I was especially excited about the way the sun on its downward decent was casting shadows on all the cliffs and brilliant patterns of light on the water and some of the rocks right into the grassy areas on the side of the  the second foreground bluff.   It was a lot of fun to capture the patterns.   The ocean was in high tide so there was very little beach sand  to paint.  The poor lifeguard was stuck up next to one of the cliff's watching the surfers and at times the ocean water splatter was actually going up over him.   Amazingly people still found their way down and were based around the big rock formations as the tide rolled in.      

We ended the day with a Latte and a cinnamon roll at one of the local bakery's and headed for home.    

One note  we missed our Lilli who was so excited about our visit to the Festival.   She was unable to go with us because she has hurt her knee.   Lilli I hope you went to the Dr. and you are on the road to recovery.

Until Next Time, ENJOY THE ART,  Terry d. Chacon

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