Though she had badly burned her hand just days before, Sally Jordan said she just couldn't miss painting on a bright afternoon on Balboa Island.
"It's too much fun to miss," the Pauma Valley resident said from behind her easel, where she was painting one of the island's several frozen banana businesses. "In all my years here, I've never had anyone be anything but pleasant to me."
Jordan was one of 13 landscape oil painters invited by the Debra Huse Gallery to paint life on the island for one week in the beginning of August. The week culminated in a show Saturday as well as a "brush off" competition where artists have to complete a painting in just two hours. This is Jordan's third consecutive year participating and the gallery's sixth year running the event.
Artists agreed though the week isn't really about the Brush Off, it's about the art and the community they're painting.