Sonoma County California " plein air" Painter-2017 (c)
     
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Donna DeLaBriandais, a native of Sonoma County finds inspiration painting en Plein Air while going out on location and creating landscape paintings on canvas or paper. Her favorite time to paint is late afternoon to sunset. The magic of light changing over the landscape inspired the Impressionist painters from France and later California artists to take their paints out of the studio and into nature. Donna has painted the landscape for twenty five years and enjoys following the footsteps of past artists. Sonoma County has an abundance of subjects just waiting to be painted. <.

The paintings on my web site are not be be reproduced, (c)2017)

Spring Lake Park " plein air "on location"Oil Painting 15x34"

Last weekend I was painting the scene at Spring Lake, up on the berm.  It was a lovely afternoon into sunset.  15x34"  Spring Lake park has many vistas and atmospheric conditions to paint.  I am always inspired.

Lavender Field 15x30"
This quiet piece depicts the mood of sunrise;
a favorite time to paint! The earth is still, the sun has just moved beyond the mountain and a sense of calmness comes over me........One of my lavender paintings is hanging in Matanzas Winey with prints to purchase.
Solitude - 24x30"

This painting was created from a quiet areas along the bay at Inverness, Ca.  A portion of this painting was cropped and selected to be on the cover of the Spring 2014 Santa Rosa Junior College Community Ed. catalog.

Sugarloaf State Park Waterfall - 48x30"

I painted the waterfall for a show last year at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation.  This was one of twenty paintings from creeks and the laguna waters that flow to the ocean.  It is also scheduled to be in an exhibit with the California Art Club titled The Beauty of the Seasons.

First Light: My Backyard 18x24"

I live in beautiful Bennett Valley and overlook a valley of vineyard and trees.  I painted this scene from my back yard, several mornings in a row.  I am not an early morning riser but the beauty of the sky was worth the lost sleep.  22x26"

"A Special Moment" 30x24" Jenner sky burst-yummy!
Special moments in nature come and go.  When I paint on location or in my studio, I am able to draw on what I see and feel to create a mood in my paintings.  This method of painting comes from within and just happens on canvas.
Spring Lake Park - 16x20"

Spring Lake in Santa Rosa is a favorite place for me to paint and take my students to paint en plein air.  I enjoy the changing seasons along the lake.  Right now it is autumn and the trees are changing to gold and red within the many green trees.  I am ready to take my kayak out into the lake for a morning of bliss.  The sunrise is stunning!