Friday, May 29, 2009

Plein Air (4 of 4)

Here's the last painting from the 2nd North Bay Plein Air Session. Starting at St. Vincent's Church, we planned to end the day by painting the Old St. Mary's Church in Nicasio (just passed Skywalker Ranch). But due to a large event, no parking was to be found and there were far too many vehicles blocking the entrance of the Church.

So we drove a bit further to the Nicasio Resvoir, where we pulled over and found a spot off the road to set up and paint. It was already 4:00pm, the heat died down and the cool breeze rolled in. We spent about an hour painting and called it a day.
(gouache in sketchbook)

8 comments:

Josh Frost said...

This is my Favorite of the four paintings I think! nice job

Paul's Paper Escapade said...

this is beautiful! I told myself I would do non stop plein airs this summer but have only gotten out once so far...
this is a good inspiration! Thanks

Pat said...

Hi, I just stopped by to take a look and now I need to come back and spend another few hours looking and enjoying your work. Just wonderful.

Christina Dee said...

hey I like this a lot! like the simple yet effective way you handled the paint, and the colors chosen are perfect. Also really like that water!! now I wanna paint with gouache :D

shou' said...

Ah! The minimal and painterly brush strokes. This is your best by far! Keep them coming! They're like candy.

Goobeetsablog said...

wow.
you are really good with gouache
this is lovely

anjusabu said...

It's really beautiful! Love the colours.

maryann said...

I love your work. I found you from the comment you left on Kay's SNIPLINGS. Such great variety you have!
I want to come back and spend more time--I love your notes and critiques, too. You'd be a terrific teacher!

Gerald's Sketch Cards

Click HERE! Related Posts with Thumbnails