This pastel is a scene I revisit every year in the Eastern High Sierra. This year and last I have been fortunate to experience some thunderstorms while in the area. The clouds and ever changing light provide lasting inspiration. I hope to communicate that through my work.
I was so happy to find this location this year. I have been looking for a scene but did not know the area well enough. This year has opened up many possibilities for next year as well if I am fortunate enough to participate again.
I recently returned from participating in this years Carmel Plein Air Festival.
This painting was completed on the first afternoon. Although I had not been to this exact location before, I have thought about painting it for some time. It was a race to finish it before the clouds came in
My wife and I recently spent New Years Eve at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego California. This piece was inspired by that time. This pastel is on display at Southern California Pastel Society Members exhibition.
On new years eve my wife and I spent some time in San Diego. We were treated to a beautiful sunset at "Sunset Cliffs" and it could not have been a better way for us to end 2014. This painting reflects the time spent there. Please contact me if interested in this painting.
"Due to the the large wait list for my last pastel class in Manhattan Beach,I am offering a new
"Landscapes In Pastel" class.
A four week session of three hour classes on Tuesday mornings from
9am -12pm. 185.00
Limited to 10 students per session.
The first class is February 3rd. Please contact Sue Kuuskmae. email -Kuuskmae@me.com "Destination Art" Artist Studios and Gallery1815 W. 213th Street, #135, Torrance, CA 90501
Last September I had the fortunate opportunity to attend a wedding reception in the Sonoma Valley. It was located at Kunde Winery on top of a hill. I brought my camera just in case. Although I missed out on half of the dinner, I was treated to some incredible scenes and this was one of many that I plan to paint.
This is a scene in the Mammoth Lakes area in The Eastern High Sierras of California. Twin Lakes are small lakes located in the Mammoth Lakes basin.This area is a favorite fishing spot for many during the summer months.
Dear Friends. I would like to share with you a recently completed oil painting titled
Morning." I find that I get excited when Autumn is approaching and this
is how I attempt to communicate that excitement.
I would also like to let you know about a recent interview I had with
Kathryn Lloyd, the founder of "The Masters Secrets Summit." I think you will really enjoy this interview andyou
might learn a thing or two you didn't know about me. The Interview
releases this Friday, September 19 at 3pm pST. I invite you to watch
This pastel was just sold during last weekends Los Olivos Quick Draw Art Festival. The person that bought this said it moved her because it brought about a fond memory and she had. I couldn't be more pleased.
I am a contemporary professional landscape painter living in southern California. Although I'm painting most days, I post my new work as it is completed or nearing completion. Thanks for visiting and your invited to contact me with any comments or questions you may have. Please visit- http://www.mancusofineart.com for more information.
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