March has had some beautiful weather in California! I've been fortunate enough to be able to continue painting Plein Air outdoors through much of winter. My medium of choice is oil and it's been great painting in the open to get away from the fumes.
My current series features some of the amazing scenic hot spots on the Central Coast including wedding venues, wineries, vineyards, hotels, beaches, and the great outdoors. This week I had the joy of painting Paso Robles' castle Tooth & Nail Winery! I have so many fond memories of this location from taking my brand new camera there to take photos eons ago to more recently where I took my daughter there to take princess pictures.
I set up at 1:30 and painted outdoors for an hour before the wind was a bit much. I was able to put another hour in at my studio before some errands and then the big Central Coast Wedding Professionals (CCWP) mixer at Tooth & Nail. I brought my painting to show the wonderful coordinators of the winery, Kim Walker and her crew. The hosts were so gracious and accommodating. Such a great team to handle any wedding! The wine served at the event was over the moon amazing! I need to take a day trip there with my husband to enjoy more of their fabulous wine. The labels are downright gorgeous! All of the food was superb and the cheeses were a delicious treat.
The leader at CCWP, Sean Dasmann from Epic Entertainment, introduced me to the group and spoke so many kind words about my live wedding painting. I am full of joy! Everyone has been so great to work with in San Luis Obispo county. The wedding industry has become a cooperative team dedicated to finding brides and grooms the best services. Central Coast weddings have the benefit of working with incredible talent and we all work as a team. No where else can you find that! What a gem.
This series of paintings will be up for the month of June at Kennedy Club Fitness in Paso Robles, California. It will go to a few locations so I'll keep you posted!
A big thanks to Kim Walker with Tooth & Nail Winery,
Sean Dasmann, Anthony Salas Jr. with Epic Entertainment and Central Coast Wedding Professionals,
Dana Hodgkinson with Blessed Beyond Belief Photography,
and all of the wonderful wedding professionals I met at the event.
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