This was my Quickdraw painting on the final day of the Alameda Plein Air. I believe this was a 90 minute painting. I am on the south end of Alameda looking back at Bay Farm Island across the estuary. The reflected light bouncing back up on these tree trunks are what caught my attention.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
There are some great houses in Alameda so I decided to try an find one to paint. I found Sally's house by driving around until something caught my eye. I loved how the colors worked in this scene. I noticed someone working in the garden and hoped they wouldn't mind if I painted there. After a while Sally came over and introduced herself and asked what I was doing. I said "I love your garden so I'm paintng your house". She seemed to like the idea and came over several more times to watch the progress. Several of the neighbors came by and were very nice. One of the little boys came and gave me a sketch he had made after he saw me painting. I still have it on my wall. Sally arrived bright and early on the day of the sale and purchased the painting. I hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed painting it.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
This little girl is a cutie that was next door to where we set up to paint each day. Joanette finally talked to her mom about having her sister model for us one afternoon. A little while after her sister started modeling her friend came down a sat down next to her. A little while later her younger sister came and sat down next to her; and pouted the whole time.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Sarah sitting on the dingy on another overcast day. Sarah has been modelling with the Egelis for several years and is a great model. She is also a heck of a painter! She paints a mean sunset. Sarah brought out a bunch she had resently finished and I had to have one; so I bought one!