• Sun-sational Summer Scene!

    30 days ago - By Jennifer McChristian

    Sunlit Gorge oil, 9x7 inches
    Greetings and Happy Summer!
    It is with a light heart and a spring in my step that I write this blog. Having just successfully completed my sold-out Esalen workshop in Big Sur, I returned to Los Angeles to the sounds of cheers and applause. This I soon discovered had something to do with a televised game where grown men fight to kick a small checkered ball about a field or something. Conversely, at Esalen grown men swim naked out into the Pacific Ocean, climb onto slippery reefs using kelp rope to steady themselves and blow through large hollowed-out animal...
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  • Sage and Sun Summer

    Sage and Sun Summer

    30 days ago - By Jennifer McChristian

    Hope Floats oil, 8x10 inches
    Greetings and Happy Summer!
    Seems like just yesterday, I was teaching plein air painting in Esalen and soaking in those fine hot tubs lining the cliff-side overlooking the Pacific Ocean. No place on Earth like it!
    My students were amazing, hard working and extremely friendly, undoubtedly leaving Esalen feeling enlightened and inspired. Ben and I were staying in the Fritz lodgings, located directly above the hot spring baths, with a breathtaking view of the the majestic ocean. During his spare time Ben filmed some cool swallows that were flying outside our patio...
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