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Local Scenes

Living less than 10 miles from Napa has benefits. This time of year, the residual grapes gives the air an inviting, unique aroma. The vineyard leaves are just starting to turn autumn colors. The temperature is perfect for plein air painting. Plus, there are numerous worthy scenes to memorialize like this barn near Oakville. I enjoy painting with fellow…

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Morning at Westwood Hills Park in Napa

Using a Drawing Tool While Plein Air Painting in Napa

A Drawing Tool helps an artist with accuracy as you begin your painting. By using this tool, you are more likely to draw objects proportionally consistent and establish key large masses in your scene. Sketch your scene on the drawing tool with a marker (first photo), then use the reference to be more accurate when…

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