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 […]
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The Santa Cruz Art League is currently hosting Art/Now/Next, an exhibition featuring 10 emerging local artists under the age of 45. In support of this exciting event, Local Santa Cruz has handed over the mic to some of the talented participating artists whose innovative work is coming into the spotlight. Introducing Julie Rawls! Julie is a […]
Painting with watercolors can be great fun! Here’s a simple tutorial, walking you through a lovely little monochromatic mountainscape.
A video with a whole bunch of Watercolor Tips and Tricks.Posted as part of our Monday inspiration series on Local Santa Cruz. Watercolor Painting Tips: Dual Coloring Using Kosher Salt Using Masking Fluid Getting Sharp Edges Using Plastic Wrap “Pushing Out” Images Galaxy and Starry Effects (with a toothbrush) Painting With Negative Space For more […]
Linda’s commentary about her work: “It may seem cliché, but the older I become, the faster time seems to pass. My work is an attempt to encapsulate moments that will never be repeated in exactly the same way. My background is as an acrylic painter which was my chosen medium in art school. About 10 […]
Time Lapse Watercolor Portrait “With Her Strength”
Greg Stanley: Hemp Surf Art In Greg Stanley’s words “I’ve always enjoyed art and fell in love with Santa Cruz the first time I came here in 1981, when I was 19. The first time I ever surfed was in 1985 off Pleasure Point. It was like magic. I discovered a composite board made from […]
John C Flores has lived in Santa Cruz for 17 years, and is a self-taught artist. He creates fiercely vivid landscapes in watercolor: “I paint to feed my soul.” -John C Flores You can see more of his work here.