I did the Jackson Hole Art Festival on July 26 & 27. On the second day I set up my easel behind my booth and painted a landscape within view. The previous day I stared up at the pine trees on the green hill side and finally had to paint it. I tried to paint nice and thick and was happy with the painting.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
These beautiful canna lilies are at the Alameda community gardens. They stand over 6 feet tall and were a real challenge to paint as they were blowing in the wind.
Friday, July 18, 2008
After getting lunch I saw this charming picket fence being back lit. I decided to pose Marta back lit in front of the fence and try to capture the effect of light.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
This was painted for the Alameda Plein Air Quickdraw where all the artists got together between 10am & noon and painted the downtown section of Alameda. I chose to paint Marta on a bench in Jackson Park.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I painted Marta on the beach for the second day of the Alameda Plein Air. It was a nice afternoon and Marta braved the sun. We were joking about how there aren't too many jobs where one gets paid to lay on the beach. Marta did earn her modeling fee as even with sunscreen she received a minor sunburn on parts of her legs. Her pink legs the next day did influence the naming of the painting.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
This was painted at the lagoons on Bay Farm during the first day of the 2008 Alameda Plein Air event. I wanted to capture the glimmer on the water from the sunset framed by the silhouette of the trees.