This is an in-progress painting, which is intended to become more muted in tone. I love these colors, though, and I’m not sure I want to radically change them from here. I find it joyful, I even like a lot of the loose brush strokes. So, given that I promised to deliver a more “realistic” version, do I paint another one? What do you think?
This was pretty fun, they actually thought to include an artist-focus on a quiet race day last Saturday. They were good to us, gave us coffee in the morning, lunch at noon, some cool schwag, and a show at the end of the day. ArtSpan was a partial sponsor, and documented the day http://www.flickr.com/photos/artspan/sets/72157635362810297/
Here’s my second 2-hour oil sketch from the day — the water needs work, but I like the colors. It’s an impossible view of the Bay Area, with Mt Tam in the background just for fun!
here’s a preview detail of an unfinished painting of a house on Lincoln Street just a few blocks away from the Frank Bette center in Alameda. I think I’ll call it “Island Living” – it’s really all about the speed limits, 25-35 mph all over the island!
Come to the show and sale at the South Shore shopping center if you’re nearby, it’s on THIS COMING SATURDAY, all day, pretty much.
A workshop with Leslie Wilson inspired me to try watercolor without pen and ink. A beautiful day at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, you almost couldn’t pick anything not beautiful or peaceful.
It starts tonight, and goes through Sunday.
We’ve gotten a bunch of media coverage in local papers around the East Bay and beyond. I think this is going to be a fun event. Event website http://wcuskskcrawl.blogspot.com/
One of our members wrote a review, http://oak.lc/jM6ms and here’s one from the BerkeleySide http://bit.ly/1azZTmr
This Saturday the local Urban Sketchers group, of which I am a member, will be doing a talk and demo of our sketching kits at the main branch of the Oakland Public Library at Lake Merritt from 3 – 5 pm.
The following weekend, the 1st Annual West Coast Sketchcrawl will be happening in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Oakland.
Our talented member Carrie McLish, who is also a journalist, wrote about them in Oakland Local. Read more about both events
I will be in Jack London Square at the Pavilion Building, as in past years. It’s such a great, airy, open space, really pleasant. I have new plein air work from around the Bay Area, and Mendocino.
We are the largest group showing in one location in the entire East Bay Open Studios, and we have teamed up with another group just a few doors down at Market Hall, so between the two locations there are 80 artists.
Hours and days: Saturday & Sunday — two weekends — June 1 & 2, June 8 & 9 — open 11 am to 6 pm
It’s just plein fun!
Hope to see you there!
The Oakland art scene is getting better all the time. At Open Studios this year my group has teamed up with another group just a few doors down and between us we have over 80 artists all in one place! (I know, I know, the postcard said “79″, but we had one more join us!).
(Newsbreak: we had one drop out, so if any of you are interested, it’s a one-time last-minute chance to join – ask me for more details)
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This poor hulk has been sadly neglected in our driveway for more years than I care to tell you about, but it is getting some attention today. It drove here, but as Tim says, you don’t go for a drive in it, you go for an adventure! Gino will be helping Tim to fire it up. Will it really run again??
And, is this painting finished, what do you think?