Monday, April 27, 2015

Point Reyes-First Workshop of 2015

Had a great workshop last Saturday at the Point Reyes National Seashore, at the Red Barn educational center near the Visitor's Center.

Fortunately the rain storm that rolled through Friday night cleared into a beautiful day for painting.

The group was particularly congenial. I'm always flattered that people sign up to hear my suggestions and advice on how to improve their watercolor painting.

Here are some photos of the participants along with my demonstration painting of the barn. Needlessto say, looking at the photos, we talked a lot about mixing greens.

Red Barn, Point Reyes National Seashore 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Plein Air in Monterey

 I just got back from the Plein Air convention in Monterey last weekend, and wanted to share some of the paintings I did while there. At the end of every day, the entire group went out to paint. Day 1 was Asilomar, Day 2 found us at Lover's Point, and the third day we were at the beach in Carmel.

 It's quite a scene with around 700 painters at work. I'll post more about the convention soon.
 Heres' my demonstration done at the convention. You can compare it to the source in the previous post.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Plein Air Convention in Monterey

I'm getting ready for a demonstration next week. I will be one of the faculty members at the Plein Air Convention in Monterey. I'll also be one of the demonstrators (at the ungodly hour of 8:15AM) next Wednesday. 

These images are a sneak peak of the demonstration subject, the Morgan Horse Ranch in Point Reyes. These were done as part of a plein air demonstration during a workshop last year.  In my workshops, I always emphasize the use of a study sketch, so I've included it too. Somewhat counterintuitively for a plein air convention, this demonstration will be done indoors.

I never thought I would enjoy these demonstrations, being a pretty shy guy. But I've come to really enjoy them.