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 October 3rd, Join me, no fee.  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 pm). Bring your set up and enjoy the evening light to paint on location.   Try to be around for the sharing 7:30-8:00 pm. Sunset is getting earlier.

NEXT PAINTOUT- Monday, October 3rd.  We meet at Crane Park on Pressley Rd.  Drive petaluma Hill Rd. and turn onto Pressley Rd.  Crane park is on the left a few miles down the road. (park fee required if you do not have an annual pass).  Lets try to meet after7;00 up on the hill from the parking lot that overlooks the sunset around 7:30 pm for comeraderie (no critique). Bring a light jacket; in case of wind.

                                        There are hills with vistas, oaks, vineyards, etc to paint. From the parking lot if you go onto the path you will follow along oak trees and meadows.  I will be painting up the hill from the parking lot facing west.  There are usually lovely sunsets and layers over the valley.  p.s. watch out for the frisbie players as they are everywhere along the way.  In case of bad weather the event will be cancelled.



"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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