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 - Join me, no fee, no instruction.  I will put the location and information each month on this site "First Monday Sunset Plein Air Paintout,"  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.  4:00 pm to Sunset (7-8 pm). Bring your set up and enjoy the evening light to paint on location. P.S. I originally held this on Sunday, now it is Mondays.

Monday August 1st.,will be the next Paintout.  We will meet at Spring lake Park in Santa Rosa. Drive into the Violette entrance off of Montgomery Drive.  There is a park fee unless you have an annual park fee (which I recommend).  Then park in the parking lot and meet us at the consession stand at 4:00 pm, then you can follow your creative spirit to find your place to paint.  We meet again at 7:30 pm at the picnic table by the concession stand for a share and chat.  (Look for my red table cloth that will help identify our table). E mail me if you can at the bottom of this page. Not necessary but helpful).


"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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