A heat wave in Carmel keeps us from traveling into the beautiful Carmel Valley of ranches, golf courses and wineries. Instead, we search for shade under the cypress trees on Scenic Drive overlooking views of the Pacific Ocean. While positioning ourselves with our palette and brushes, we need only to adjust ourselves slightly for a new view to take in and lay on the page.
We have visitors too, as surfers with boards underarm pass and other beach seekers walk by and offer comments on our work.
Last evening we had dinner at the “Flying Fish”, and Kay tastebuds led her to try the farm raised abalone which is harvested just on the other side of Highway 1 on the Wharf in Monterey.
We are setting our schedule for Thursday, when the Carmel Art Festival begins. This is the 21st annual Plein Air Competition. We recognize longtime artist and friend of Old Town Jim Wisnowski as a participant.
And we are off, no time. We will tell you more as the day grows with visits to Lover’s Point and Asilomar Beach in Pacific Grove. We have a full day of painting planned, but also eager to nudge up to the festival participants who stage their easels along the village walks, parks and coast line.