November 1st marks the launch of the fourth annual Capitola Plein Air Art Festival, when forty professional artists will leave their studios behind to paint outdoors along the idyllic California coast. The three day live painting event invites the participating artists to set up easels and capture images of natural landscapes and village life around the historic […]
Artist Kathy Cheer’s painting have a global, well-traveled appeal, with wonderful forms and energetic color schemes. “The subject matter is of a historical as well as contemporary nature. I’ve had some luck with visitors, mostly from Bay Area, the Midwest and even some from Puerto Rico or adjacent islands (hard to tell). I also apply […]
Artist Rachel Barnes is beautifying downtown with this elaborate and magical mural. Can’t wait to see the final results! “I am currently working on a mural in downtown Santa Cruz. The mural is located at 107 River Street on the side of Mandala Holistic Wellness Center and Salon. I am excited to share my art […]
Painting with watercolors can be great fun! Here’s a simple tutorial, walking you through a lovely little monochromatic mountainscape.
Article by: Fleur Williams, originally posted at Bizarre Bay It’s hard to visualize Capitola being more picturesque than it already it is…until it is seen through the creative eyes of an artist. The first weekend in November, Capitola’s environment becomes the inspiration for local and regional artists highly skilled in painting scenic natural beauty and […]
Get lost in the scenic worlds created by these fine painters. Bill Kennann Artist #187 | kennanngallery.com João De Brito Artist #244 | joaodebrito.com Susan Holmes Artist #125 | sueholmesart.com Learn more about Open Studios on the Arts Council website.
Painter Thomas Sprayberry’s work really makes you feel like you can reach out and touch the planets. “My art is inspired by the Universe around us and my own imagination. I like people that view my paintings to stretch their own imaginations as to the possibilities of what the paintings mean to them.” “I have […]
Always love a good book recommendation! Do you know of any great art books?
Painter, Dimitrious Nichols’s, chill vibes and local connection come through beautifully in his Ocean Art series. “I work in mostly acrylics and love incorporating new ideas and found objects and especially reclaimed wood and materials. I gather inspiration form surfing traveling and enjoying the creative genius of others as a way to stimulate my own […]