Monday, December 27, 2010

Mallard Lake, Golden Gate Park

Last Friday's plein air painting at Mallard Lake in Golden Gate Park. According to Google maps there are nine lakes in Golden Gate Park. I have painted five...only four more to go. So far Elk Glen Lake & Stowe Lake are my favorites in the park.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Guadalupe Gardens, San Jose

Last Thursday's plein air painting looking towards Guadalupe Gardens in San Jose.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Golden Gate Park, Music Concourse

Today's outing with the North Bay Plein Air Painters at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park. It was nice to chat with the regulars and some new faces in the group. It was quite foggy to say the least, but I am glad there was still some fall color to contrast the winter grey. To give my painting a more spontaneous feel, I alternated between palette knife and brush. Overall, I like the effect and think I'll try to keep integrating the palette knife into my future paintings for now.