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Capturing beauty

Charlie Abrams of Walnut Creek,left, stops to admire paintings on display as part of the "Walnut Creek Paint-Out" competition at Civic Park. Above, Mark Monsarrat of San Francisco paints during the competition. Earlier, during the week of June 21-28, those 27 painters had depicted various scenes in around the city of Walnut Creek to help celebrate Walnut Creek's Centennial. All of those paintings on display at Civic Park will be shown at Walnut Creek's Valley Art Gallery through July 26.


Painter Mark Monsarrat, of San Francisco, paints during the "Walnut Creek Paint-Out" competition at Civic Park in Walnut Creek, Calif., on
Painter Mark Monsarrat, of San Francisco, paints during the "Walnut Creek Paint-Out" competition at Civic Park in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Friday, July 4, 2014. About 25 painters painted scenes in around the city of Walnut Creek. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)