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Paint-Along Video, Summerland Beach

My painting friend Domingo and I took advantage of a very low morning spring tide last week to go paint at the beach, and we decided to make a paint-along video for you to enjoy. Some horseback riders came by! Please feel free to watch and make art based on this scene, or just enjoy the view and sound of the waves. If you do paint, please show us your work! Hope your spring is beautiful! – Linda

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AEP Paint-Along at Loon Point!

We hosted a paint-along for the Plein Air Live! conference in April 2021, using video we’d shot near sunset at Loon Point, South of Santa Barbara, CA. Enjoy! Be sure and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video tutorials and demonstrations! We’d like to have 100 subscribers in order to get a custom channel name, to make it easier for you to share our link. Thanks for watching!

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To Remind: Make a Difference on Giving Tuesday!

Every kindness counts in these stressful times. An encouraging word, the cheerful wave “Hello!”, the Air Hug and even a one dollar donation. JOIN your fellow artists from as far away as Texas in donating to these outstanding groups.

To further reward our customers we are giving you a 15% discount, while we give 5% to your choice of charity listed, here.

Photo: Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

The Santa Barbara County FoodBank ( Hunger amongst families and school-age children is a terribly growing need. Ex. Our local school hot meals program is feeding an astonishing number of kids K-12, whose parents and extended families are struggling to find and keep jobs, often on the front lines of the epidemic. Our FoodBank is close to running out of food reserves.

Photo: David Uttley, Direct Relief

Direct Relief ( brings much needed humanitarian relief “Anytime. Anywhere. Anyone in Need.” From Coronavirus protective gear and critical-care medical supplies, to disaster-affected communities, to supporting healthcare agencies and first responders in emergencies across the U.S. and globally. (Over seven million pounds of medicine and supplies; over one billion dollars in medical aid; 156,137,054 doses of medicine since January 2020.)

The Santa Barbara Art Association- Student Art Fund ( I’m a co-founder of the SAF, so it’s dear to my heart. In this time of pandemic, kids are exhausted by lack of in-person learning, loss of the give and take of classroom discussion, socialization with multi-age groups, family stresses and internal anxiety. The SAF is helping teachers to provide new and used TAKE HOME supplies so students can continue to create. Your donation helps bridge that grim loss of shared classroom supplies and facilitates opportunities.

Use the code words GIVEFOOD, GIVERELIEF or GIVEART when going through the checkout.

Thank you for Making a Difference!

Sincerely, Linda D. Nelson, Family and Friends at Ancient Earth Pigments