Tuesday, May 31, 2011

China Camp, Sun & Rain

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.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pioneer Mother Monument, Golden Gate Park

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

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Stow Lake, Seagulls & Paddle Boats

Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park complete with paddle boats and seagulls.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Conservatory Drive East

Tuesday's painting from the car studio on Conservatory Drive East in Golden Gate Park.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sea Bowl, Pacifica

The view from the Sea Bowl parking just off of highway 1 in Pacifica.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Stow Lake Drive

Today's gouache painting in Golden Gate Park on Stow Lake Drive.