Prudhomme’s Paintworthy Places Within 3 Hours of Redding: McCloud Lake

Please join me in welcoming a new feature to A News Cafe.com: Artist Chuck Prudhomme’s art column about some of the north state’s most beautiful natural settings. Thank you, Chuck.

Normally I travel around the North State and the North Coast in search of that special spot that catches my eye for a painting that I paint on location, or later in my studio.

During these jaunts I have discovered numerous beautiful spots, all within a three-hour drive of Redding, which to me makes a very nice day trip to include time for a nice picnic, a short hike, or perhaps just sitting there and soaking up the moment, which is a rare commodity in this busy world of ours.

In sharing these gems I hope to give you a glimpse into the beauty of our little corner of the world around Redding. You may be familiar with many of them but perhaps it will give you the urge to step away from the virtual world into the natural world if even for a moment. Enjoy!

McCloud Lake

McCloud Lake: 1.5 hours Northeast of Redding : I-5 to Hwy 89 to McCloud, South on Squaw Creek road about 6 miles.

Chuck Prudhomme

Chuck Prudhomme retired after 35 years of flying helicopters at a myriad of locations around the world to include Vietnam, Antarctica, Greenland, and South America. He also flew for the Coast Guard, various hospitals around the country and Cal Fire. After retiring in 2002 he took up art full time. He enjoys painting on location throughout the West. He is an oil painter who enjoys a representational impressionistic style of painting with a thick application of paint and tactile brush strokes. He is represented by 4 galleries throughout California to include the James Harold Gallery in Lake Tahoe. Chuck is also a featured artist, painting teacher at co-curator at O Street Gallery in Redding.

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