Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Red Rocks of Black Star Canyon

Pastel, 12 x 9
© 2016 Paula Somma.  All rights reserved.

Painted plein air last Saturday morning with a wonderful group of artists.
We trekked into Black Star Canyon known for it's beautiful red rock formations. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Under the Old Oak

Pastel,  16 x 8
©2016 Paula Somma.  All rights reserved.

Last fall, my mom and I spent a few days in Ojai.  One morning we set out for an early drive to Solvang.  Lots of old oaks and farmlands along the way with an occasional morning grazer taking a rest under a tree.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Poppies and Hollyhocks...

Pastel 12 x 9
© 2016 Paula Somma.  All rights reserved.

I met my friend Janine at the mission to paint plein air the other morning.
We walked around the first hour amazed at all the color this time of year.  Such a beautiful morning.
We were both drawn to this charming old flower cart naturally framed by poppies and hollyhocks.