Mountain Goat morning

For a painter’s party, we were given the missive to paint a winter scene. Those who brought a painting would draw from a hat to take home a painting by another artist—super fun! On the morning of the party day, I pulled out an 8×10 panel. I thought it was important to keep it simple, so I decided on a single animal portrait. These hardy mountain goats almost blend in with the snow in their natural habitat, but not quite, fortunately. The snowflakes falling make it feel pretty wintry!  Catherine Fasciato took this one home.

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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!

 

Up next: Alameda Plein Air Paint Out – QuickDraw

The Alameda Plein Air Paint Out starts Sunday with a “Quick Draw” in the morning, and we’ll hang the paintings in the afternoon 1:00 to 5:00 pm. This will take place in the Marketplace of Alameda’s 28th annual Park Street Art & Wine Fair.

The Park Street Art & Wine Faire is located on Park Street, between Encinal Ave and Buena Vista Ave.

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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.