Thursday, October 15, 2009

Silent Cove

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This was painted on the American River across the river from Historic Folsom. I was looking for some water scenes to paint and explored this area. The bridge into town is just up to the left of this painting a few hundred yards. There were some good views of the bridge and on the other side of the bridge and if I had more time I would have painted more paintings from this location. Maybe another time. I chose this spot because the water was calm here and I like the still pool of water with the rocks protecting it. I like these scenes and will no doubt be painting more of them. This painting will be in the Prelude Show for the Plein Air Rockies exhibit August 7-26, 2010.

To see more of my Capitol Plein Air paintings painted in the Sacramento area please visit my web site; Alfredo Tofanelli Fine Art.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Eucalyptus Light

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This was painted near where I was staying in Fair Oaks between Folsom and Sacramento. I was drawn to the way the light was cast across the field framed by the eucalyptus.

To see more of my Capitol Plein Air paintings painted in the Sacramento area please visit my web site; Alfredo Tofanelli Fine Art.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rain Girl - SOLD

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It was storming pretty hard the first day that I painted for the Capitol Plein Air in Sacramento. I decided to go over to my brother's house and set up under the carport to get some shelter and to paint his front yard. This is the house that I grew up in. I was ten feet away from the edge of the carport roof and still was getting soaked. My niece came home from school and stood where you see her in the painting which was about 6 feet in under the carport. I knew right away that I should paint her there with the rain soaked driveway. She was a trooper and got soaked but never complained. She only posed for a half hour or so and then I finished it without her. It was a lot of fun to paint my niece in her over-sized raincoat in the pouring rain and visit with my nieces, nephew, sister-in-law and brother.

To see more of my Capitol Plein Air paintings painted in the Sacramento area please visit my web site; Alfredo Tofanelli Fine Art.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I'll be posting more...

Hi all. I have a lot of catching up to do on my blog. I will start by posting images from Capitol Plein Air which was held in Sacramento last October. I'll be posting by the date the paintings were painted versus the date I post which helps me keep track of the events and paintings and when they were painted. I now have Photoshop on my new laptop so hopefully I'll be posting more often.

Starting with Capitol Plein Air I will then post images from my 2010 events including:
- Carmel Art Festival
- Los Gatos Plein Air
- San Clemente Plein Air
- Door County Plein Air
- Alameda Plein Air

Followed by events I have yet to paint at including:
- Plein Air Rockies
- North Tahoe Plein Air

I hope you enjoy my posts and would love to get feedback.
Thanks,
--Al

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Plant by SLO Mission - Sold

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I painted this by the entrance to the San Luis Obispo Mission for the Saturday morning Quickdraw. I was just off the front steps and I liked the way the morning light cast the blue shadows against the warm adobe. The green of the plant just popped out against the backdrop.

To see more of my San Luis Obispo paintings please visit my web site; Alfredo Tofanelli Fine Art.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Arroyo Grande Vista

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The effect of light is what captured my attention in this scene and that quickly disappeared. I had to get the light and shadow color relationships down quickly as they were gone in 20-30 minutes. Much of this was painted from memory at most of the scene quickly became flooded with light and the shadows disappeared. This was painted up in the hills between Arroyo Grande and my host family which was south east of San Luis Obispo.

To see more of my San Luis Obispo paintings please visit my web site; Alfredo Tofanelli Fine Art.