November 24, 2013: Back to PV (Round 2 – FIGHT)

Hyeg and I had such a great experience up in PV last weekend, we decided to go back for Round 2.  This time, the wife and kiddo were with us, and the four of us wandered until we found “the perfect tree.”

The Perfect Tree

Is that a stunning view, or what?  Yep, that’s Malibu off in the distance…

We got there at 2p and stayed until it was nearly dark.  Our setup was a little less dangerous this time around, and a lot of people stopped by to see what we were up to.

OurSetup_11-24-13We were both pretty happy with ourselves today.

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November 17, 2013: Painting in Palos Verdes

On November 17, my friend Hyeg and I went up to PV to paint.  It was a  crisp fall day, but there was a surprising number of people who had ventured out into the sunshine.  The park we went to overlooks the ocean.  The vista is amazing, with views from the tip of Malibu to the Hollywood sign to downtown L.A. and all the way over to Redondo Beach.  It is the perfect place for plein air.

When scouting for a good vantage point, we decided to stay close to the parking lot (a logistical decision more than anything).  Even so, we had some great views of the cliffs and city.

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We picked a precarious spot; Hyeg had only two feet of cliff before a rather sudden drop.  I, on the other hand, was safe and in the perfect position to watch Hyeg fall if he slipped.  Needless to say, he kept very close to his easel.