Friday, August 14, 2009

Mare Island

Last weekend I participated in the "Mare Faire Plein Air Paintout" with several other artist. Took place at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, Ca.

The 2-day competition ended mid Sunday afternoon and I managed to take home 3rd place :)
(gouach on watercolor board 7" x 10")

While driving around the area...this old house really caught my attention. It was huge, beat up, on 3 large sets of wheels with a sign reading "Quarters M4". I tried digging up some info on the building and here's what I was able to find.

It's full name is the "Marine Officer's Quarters Building M4" and according to Mare Island's Catalogue of Historic Resource Quarters M4 history is as follows:

Area: 4
Resource Number: M
Resource Name: Officer's Quarters
Classification: City Landmark
Date: 1900
Type: A-Single-family residential

All painting were judged by artist, Edwin Bertolet. Both my fellow North Bay Plein Air painters took home awards as well. Iris Sabre took "Best in Show", Sergio Lopez took 1st and 2nd place. Congratulations to the both of them!


craig said...

congrats Gerald! and well deserved.

Art Fan Ako said...


ValGalArt said...

I love this!!!

Gerald's Sketch Cards

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