Dorene White California Impressionist Plein Air Artist

 Gaviota Sunset

Plein air painting - the act of painting on location - is ideal for my home town of Santa Barbara, California. We have a wonderful coastline with hills rising up and the magical Channel Islands just offshore. This combined with a mild climate that allows year-round outdoor work and a rich historical heritage, makes any artist here very blessed.

Moonshine Jalama Beach Moon Glow Santa Barbara
Santa Cruz Island Drift

As you can see, I love ocean and sky.  Much of my plein air painting is done at sunrise or sunset.

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Here are a few of my older works.

crescent set