In the meantime I have been busy. I visited the Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside. This was one of the biggest missions in california and it is still in use as a church and a retreat.
And I did some sketching at the beach down the road (in one of my new sketchbooks , I bought a small square size sketchbook and two wonderful watercolor journals ).
Yesterday (Saturday ) I went to a meetup with the San Diego plein air painters. They were meeting at the eucalyptus foŕrest in La Jolla. Most of them paint with oils but I painted with watercolors.
And today I meet up with the San Diego Urban Sketchers in Rancho Santa Fe. This is a lovely little town just 30 minutes away. We meet at the garden club, where at 11 an artshow started, with work from one of the regular Sketchers. I sketched the library at the other side of the road.
And after a visit to the artshow, I joined a few Sketchers for lunch at the local bistro. The local coordinator is trying to arrange another meeting during the week. Maybe even with a visit to the zoo. I will let you know wat happens next week.