Friday, April 8, 2016

A couple pic's from last weeks festival

.'s a couple quick pic's from last week's Southeastern Plein Air Festival in Gadsden AL. The one on the easel was taken moments before the easel disintegrated in the wind, and the painting, a scene of the top edge of Noccalula Falls, was damaged beyond help. (It would've been a prize winner for sure, right? ha).  The other one is a view from a bridge overlooking the Gadsden Railroad yard, and old steel mill. This one, a 12x24, won a merit award from juror, Dawn Whitelaw. Kind of a wild week, but always a kick to paint there , and for the last several years.
Hope to share some moments of upcoming festivals in
- Winterpark, FL  (april)
- Carmel, CA  (may)
- Los Gatos, CA  (june)
- Cashiers, NC  (July)
..more to come.....

Sunday, February 21, 2016

more January plein air stuff....

Here's a 12x16 plein air piece from my trip to the California Coastal area this past January.  This was a view of Laguna Beach from the Hensler Park walkway. I lucked out with very good weather and a nice quiet weekday.  Thanks for checking in.

Friday, February 19, 2016

a couple earlier paintings

was just reviewing these plein air pieces from a few years ago.....thought I would post them........
We're having a great time at my current Tuesday night class at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, and a continuing Thursday workshop in the beautiful southern city of Macon, GA. Coming up soon, end of March, the Southeastern Plein Air Festival in Alabama, and mid-April the WinterPark Plein air festival near Orlando, Florida. Hope to see some painting friends and others I've met there before.......
hoping to blog more regularly....been a bit tied up lately.....see you soon.....landijust taking careal thefriend   in WintersoughBea eAsusObbCobb-M?the H ies

Sunday, January 31, 2016

california plein air

above is a painting of some fishing boats at the Morro Bay harbor, with Morro Rock in the background.  I  completed about 9 plein air paintings during a recent trip to California...hope to post a few more soon....
Thanks for checking out my blog..

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas

...a winter scene, (12x9), a demo from a class a few weeks ago....
..wishing all a merry Christmas, and happy new year! Back to you in 2016
(watch for new webpage starting soon!).....

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Just Announced....New Workshop, November 5,6th!

If you cant attend the upcoming workshop in Cumming, GA on October 8-9, please take the opportunity to join me in November for my 2-day workshop at the James Richards Studio in Tucker, GA.  This is a great location , being the studios of Richards, one of the top painters in the country.  The workshop will be a great opportunity to pick up on some of my latest concepts and methodologies for creating colorful impressionistic landscapes in the plein air style. Hope to see you there!
Please contact the following for imformation and registration for this workshop. DOnt be left out!
Contact Information:
Candace Sturgis
As always, feel free to contact me at, if any questions or comments. 
Happy fall!