â€śLandscape.â€ť by Emile Maillard (1846-1926)
â€śCalifornia Glory,â€ť by Walter Farrington Moses (1874-1947)
â€śCanyon Acres,â€ť by Michael Obermeyer, 2001, oil, 11 x 14
We asked members of PleinAirâ€™s Facebook community page
about the artwork they collect. We offer the first response from Californian James Draughon in this e-newsletter and will share more responses in subsequent weeks.
â€śLa Jolla Highlights,â€ť by Ken Auster, 2001, oil, 18 x 20
â€śFoothills of San Jacintos,â€ť by William Scott Jennings, 2004, oil, 11 x 14 James Draughon
â€śI have an extensive collection of more than 50 plein air paintings that I've purchased over the years. My wife and I have been buying both early and contemporary works during our travels over the past twenty years. In fact, it was our interest in collecting that spurred me back into painting. I particularly enjoy purchasing from my fellow painter friends, as well as from workshop instructors.
â€śLaguna Cove,â€ť by Michael Situ, 2002, oil, 9 x 12
â€śOcean View Laguna Beach,â€ť by Calvin Liang, 2004, oil, 9 x 12
â€śOur collection is hung so that we can enjoy them everyday - in an expanded entryway of our home that we remodeled specifically to accommodate the paintings. Our first painting (the Emile Maillard) was purchased in Paris at the Marche aux Puce
in 1990, where I discovered it as a very dingy but promising painting. As you see, it cleaned up beautifully. This was the start of our long attraction to assembling our plein air painting collection.â€ť