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Los Gatos 2011

A shot of me painting up in the hills above Los Gatos and Saratoga . . . Photo Credit: RWSchardt, Photographer It’s 12:21 pm and I have a 5:00 am start tomorrow.  G’night! Thomas Copyright 2011 and later, at ThomasKittsBlogspot.com … Continue reading

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The 2011 Season Begins…

Gustave Courbet, The Meeting or Good Day, Monsieur Courbet  I’m heading out next week for the first of many plein air paint-outs, invitationals, and competitions… In order, from May through October, they will be the “Carmel Arts Festival, Los Gatos Plein Air, … Continue reading

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Another Randy Higbee Gallery 6 x 6 show

Here are my entries for this show: Four tiny coastal paintings, in one of my most favorite places to work in all of the world: Point Lobos Nature Reserve. It is a small headland that juts out into the Pacific … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?…

“Gas Light” at the Camp Sherman Store Metolius River, OR |  16 x 20 inches |  oil on panel I painted this last summer, in late August, and am only now finally getting around to uploading it online. It was … Continue reading

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Paintin’ When It’s C-C-C-C-Cold Outside…

No, it’s not the ‘Masked Marauder’ taking a day off from robbing banks to do a little recreational painting. It’s me punching in at the day-job during a cold snap. Out with my trusty paintin’-pooch, Sally, and a good friend, Scott … Continue reading

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Some Pictures from today’s Alla Prima Workshop…

It was a good day. Everyone worked hard yet still had fun. Our first painting was a five-value break study in preparation of painting the same still life in full color tomorrow morning. The purpose being, to learn how to … Continue reading

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A Fun 6×6 ‘Squared Show’ in Costa Mesa…

I am participating in a fun show down in Costa Mesa, California during month of December. It’s the Randy Higbee ‘6 x 6 Squared’ Show, and there will a lot of tiny art hung in a massive space. All of … Continue reading

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