Float Your Boat

Float your boat
Float your boat

This tiny painting I did a few years ago. Small boats are just a lot of fun, though colorful ones are hard to find. Don’t ask me about the red ball, I don’t recall what it was, or maybe I never knew! Hoping to paint at Noyo Harbor soon!

Sunflowers

345_720The Shadow is what drew me originally to painting these sunflowers. I love sunflowers, but they are often over- or under-done in paintings so I have avoided them when often I might have tried it in the past. I like the way these came out, they are lively enough to make me envision the real thing!

 

Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout-Old Crane by the Ferry landing

While trying to squeeze in a few paintings for the last week’s plein air paintout in Alameda, someone told be that this old crane by the ferry landing at the north end of the island will be torn down soon. If we had the relative strength of an ant, we wouldn’t need these, I think it’s fascinating how we create these things which help us do amazing feats of construction which we couldn’t otherwise do.
A lot of people commented on this painting. You can see it at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts at 1601 Paru Street, Alameda August 10-September 29. There may be a reception, if so, I’ll post that soon.

Epperson Gallery – Reception 5-7 pm Sunday

Reception – Sunday, July 29th 5:00 pm – 7:00 p.m

This is the Plein Air Paint Out paintings will be on display and on sale from 11 am, reception at 5 pm.

I was going to insert a photo of an finished painting, but I forgot to take pictures — well, you’ll just have to come see them! Here’s a detail of another unfinished one.