Monday, November 4, 2013

Work in Progress #2

Yesterday was a spectacularly gorgeous fall day here in Sonoma County. I decided to go out and paint. I was headed to the Laguna of Santa Rosa, a favorite painting spot, when I saw this view off Highway 116. I pulled over into an apple orchard and painted for a peaceful hour and a half. I need to adjust colors and finish the vines, but this painting already makes me happy to look at. 

Work in Progress #1

A couple weeks ago, I got home earlier than usual from work, so I threw my paints into the car and headed to Armstrong Woods, to one of my favorite spots to paint. I've painted this view before, but it was in the spring so the colors were completely different. I haven't touched the painting since the day I started it, so it has a long way to go.....I hope to paint the same scene again in the winter.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Lifvendahl Gallery Show

Here is the finished version of the painting in my last post. It is currently hanging in the Lifvendahl Fine Art Gallery, in Guerneville, for their small works show. This is not a great photo, but it's the only one I took of the painting after finishing it. Although I feel insanely busy at school at this time of year, I do have three other paintings in progress. Will try to finish at least one of them this weekend and post a picture of it.