Donna DeLaBriandais, A.I.S. Oil and Watercolor Sonoma County, California Wine Country Impressionist PleinAir artist - 2016 (c)
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 FIRST MONDAYS SUNSET PLEIN AIR PAINTOUTS - Monday Sept. 5, Join me, no fee, no instruction.  I will always put the location and information each month on this sit. This is a loosely arranged gathering for artists. You can e mail me or just show up and follow the information I put on this web site.  There is no instruction; no cost; paint on your own. Just a good location to paint with other friendly artists and to inspire your creativity.  Paint to Sunset (7:30-8 pm). Bring your set up and enjoy the evening light to paint on location. P.S. I originally held this Paintout on Sundays, now it is Mondays.    E mail me (on the bottom of this page) if you can, but not necessary.  Try to be around for the sharing 7:30-8:00 pm.

NEXT PAINTOUT- Monday, September 5th.  It happens to fall on Labor Day. There are two entrances, so be sure you go to this entrance! We will meet at Taylor Mountain Park, 2082 Kawana Terrace Rd. Santa Rosa.  Directions:  Petaluma Hill Rd., turn East Kawana Springs Rd., then right on Franz Kafka Ave., left on Kawana Terrace and drive all the way to the parking lot up on the hill.  There is a park fee, unless you have a park pass, then it is free (i recommend it). Come and paint when you can, you can paint from the parking lot or walk up the hill for wonderful views.  Lets try to meet after at the picnic table in the parking lot that overlooks the sunset around 7:30-8:00 pm for comeraderie (no critique). Bring a light jacket; in case of wind.

                                        There are hills with vistas, oaks and cows, etc to paint. 



"Sunset is the best time for me to paint in the lavender fields at Matanzas Creek Winery. Visit the tasting room to see the limited edition print they made from one of my lavender paintings."

To contact Donna go to the e mail link at the bottom of this page.


Autumn Marsh, Annadel Park (sold)


Donna studied at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and graduated from  the University of San Francisco.   She spent a summer at LaRomita School of Art in Italy.  Donna is a professional artist with her signature membership in the American Impressionist society and also a member of the California Art Club.  She exhibits her work in galleries, juried exhibits, wineries and her"Artrails" open studio in October.   Donna enjoys teaching drawing and painting through the Santa Rosa Junior College and various art centers.  She is a longtime teacher and painter in oil, watercolor and drawing.  Click on Donna's WORKSHOP pages on the upper left for upcoming workshops.  

Donna DeLaBriandais is a third generation native of Santa Rosa, California.  She finds inspiration for her paintings in Sonoma County and the north bay. Donna's landscape paintings reflect the beauty of the area.  Her style is painterly and spontaneous, as she expresses impression of the subject. Donna's paintings reflect light and shadow, atmosphere and color. 


My painting " Solitude is on the Spring 2014 Cover of the Santa Rosa Junior College Community Education catalog. The below cover was selected for 2011.

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