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Laguna Beach is Southern California's premier seaside destination, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. A year-round retreat for art lovers, nature enthusiasts and beach goers, Laguna Beach features seven miles of soft sand and surf.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Paint Away

This past week 50 painters from all over the country descended to Laguna Beach to paint.  It was the 12th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational. 'Plein air’ is French and is translated as ‘outdoors,’ or in other words a painting that was done in 'plain air.’ On Saturday, all of the painters participated in a ‘Quick Draw' in Heisler Park. The painters had just two hours to complete their work. Once finished, the canvases, still wet, were delivered to the Laguna Art Museum to be auctioned off.

Painters were throughout set up throughout picturesque, Heisler Park, taking in various locales to find the perfect spot to capture their inspiration.

Above Thomas Kitts 

Although this particular Saturday morning turned out to be a foggy and misty one, (which we so rarely get!) it did not prevent any of the artists from creating beautiful masterpieces.

Above, the finished canvas of John Kilduff.

Above, the finished canvas of W. Jason Situ.

Above the finished canvas of Roger Dale Brown.

Being able to see these master painters in action was inspirational and another ‘uniquely Laguna Beach’ experience.

By Anne-Marie S.

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