Friday, May 22, 2009

California Days

Another painting from the Carmel Art Festival. This one was painted in the blazing sun looking into Marks Ranch off Route 68 near Salinas, California. The old building really was that color and the cattle showed up fairly regularly as there was water around back. Got a pretty good painting and a sunburn to match!


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Big Tree/Small House

This is another painting I did during the Carmel Art Festival. It is a cool house which is gradually being surrounded by McMansions. The old barn next door used to be visible from the road but has now disappeared behind new houses and fences. The California which made everyone want to live here is being destroyed by them. sigh...



Monday, May 18, 2009

Old Barn at Garland Ranch

I had thought of posting some more of my Carmel Art Festival paintings but this morning I was out at Garland Ranch and did a small picture of this nice old barn. If you look carefully, you can see little specks where insects and grass seeds and stuff dropping from the trees stuck to the paint. Fortunately, once the painting has dried, it brushes off easily. All just part of the excitement of painting outdoors!


The Old Barn

This week has been the Carmel Art Festival. We had our canvasses stamped starting at 5pm on Wednesday and painted like crazy until between 6pm Friday when we could hang our paintings. I did this one on Thursday afternoon. It is of a wonderful old barn in Carmel Valley. It was a hot day but there were wonderful shade trees to stand under while I painted and all the people there were so nice! What a treat!



Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Three On A Branch

We are just back from 5 days in San Francisco where I enjoyed fun times with a 3 year old and romantic lunches with a husband but did not do any small paintings.

Here in Carmel, the skies are foggy but the tomatos are red! What fun painting cheerful colors!


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mauve Flower in a Rustic Pot

Some day my squares will come...and I can paint squares again but not until Saturday. We are off to San Francisco for the week. I am bringing gouache so maybe some of those will appear on this site. Stay tuned!