Plein air paintings at China Camp in Marin County on Saturday. The three oil paintings are in order as the day progressed from sun, passing showers, rain, down pour & then a beautiful clearing of storm clouds as sunset was about to begin. This is the first time I have actually painted in a downpour. Thankfully there were several trees to take refuge under and continue painting. It is also my first time having small rain droplets on my palette and mixing it into my oil paints, a very strange experience indeed. The last painting is a small & quick color sketch as the clouds started to clear.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Pioneer Mother Monument, Golden Gate Park
The Pioneer Mother Monument in Golden Gate Park is located near the entrance of Stow Lake Drive. It is sculpted by American Charles Grafly, 1915. On the base of the monument there is a plaque that reads...
"Over rude paths beset with hunger and risk she pressed onward toward the vision of a better country. To an assemblage of men busied with the perishable rewards of the day she brought the three-fold leaven of enduring society - faith, gentleness, and home with the nurture of children". _ _ Benjamin Ide Wheeler