Sunday, November 22, 2009

8th North Bay Plein Air - Petaluma, CA

It was a gloomy afternoon, with drops of rain briefly in Novato. Although it was a bit chilly, that didn't stop 9 North Bay members to trek out to the Petaluma Marina. Cloud formations were amazing and scattered lighting along the hills were great! During the late afternoon, the sun decided to peak out and cleared a path to some blue skies.

Here's our results for the day.

Artist: Alfredo Tofanelli

Artist: Alfredo Tofanelli

Artist: Gerald de Dios

(photo by Janice L-H)

Artist: Janice L-H

We gathered around 3pm and shared our findings around the Marina.

Such a great display of different mediums used on location.

Thank you to Alfredo's hospitality and opening his studio doors to our paint out group members!

Beautiful studio and school, perfect for anyone interested in learning to paint figurative and landscapes.

Artist: Sergio Lopez and Maura admiring the amazing plein air paintings high up on the walls.

(Artists: Alfredo Tofanelli, Cameron Chun, Jackson Dryden, Maura, Janice L-H, Sergio Lopez)

(Artist: Alfredo Tofanelli, Sharon Lutz, Maura, Cameron Chun and Jackson Dryden)


  1. Fabulous write-up of our paintout! Thanks for taking pictures of my pastel. I thought you were taking pictures of the fueling station...It was cold but when the sun came out over those hills and lit up the trees - simply beautiful. I'm sorry I didn't work up another painting I was caught up in watching the other artists work.

  2. Thanks Gerald & Sergio for taking and posting all those pictures, it's a lot of work. Everyone did a good job under those challenging conditions.

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