Monday, September 17, 2007

Moonlit Tide - pastel 9 x 12




In a few weeks I'll be heading out to Laguna Beach for the Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational. This is my third year in this event and its a big thrill to be included in one of the most prestigious plein air events in the country. Plein air shows are like a high wire act- at least to me. You are trying to paint a landscape which is not your home turf - in this case, surf- do some of the best work you can and do it in just a few days! This year the organizers decided to ask each artist to exhibit a studio piece in addition to the work done during the event. I didn't have time to create something but I did have this small pastel from a previous trip to Carmel. I had planned to hold onto it because I like it and I think its important to keep paintings that signal the direction you want your work to go (I love nocturnes- but that's a subject for another post!) - but now its headed for the Laguna Art Museum, and that's ok too!

4 comments:

Beth Anne said...

Hi Deborah,

I visited Ernest's gallery in Denver last weekend and your work there is spectacular! One of your paintings is featured in the middle of the gallery right as you walk in the front door. I highly encourage anyone who is in Denver to stop by and see your work.

Beth Anne

Mike said...

Hi Deborah!

Welcome to the blogshere!! Thanks for your note of introduction today. Your paintings are lucious!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Lovely painting and your blog is very interesting. It's a pleasure to drop by!

Deborah Paris said...

Thank you, Diana. Come back soon!