Monday, August 31, 2009
It was a foggy morning but soon the sun came out over Miller Knox Park. By the time I got there about noon, the picnic grounds were fairly protected from the wind but it was still pretty windy and cool by the water. After finding Sergio and Fran settled into their spots, I decided to drive down Dornan Drive to Ferry Point to look for painters. Not seeing any more easels setting up, I headed through Brickyard Cove over the hill to Canal Street near Shipyard #3 where I hoped to be able to paint tugboats. They were working that day and in addition to sailboats and parasails I caught sight of this one coming into the Marina Harbor Channel.
I set up near a very attractive drainage ditch (leave it to me to find a marshy spot with sea birds in all that concrete). It gave me a view of the Harbor Channel on one side and a view toward Mount Tam, and the megaexpensive houses built on piers over the water along Sandpiper Spit, next to the Richmond Yacht Club.
Aside from the occasional Richmond police cruiser, hiker, and tourists on the way to see the Red Oak Victory Ship, most of the traffic was on the water. A very nice day indeed!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
We're all set and ready to paint this
coming Sunday in Point Richmond.
A beautifully landscaped shoreline picnic area, a secluded cove, a fishing pier at a historic site a hilltop with excellent panoramic views of the north Bay Area and a model railroad museum (across the street) - all these attractions are part of 307-acre Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline in Richmond.
The park was named in honor of the late State Senator George Miller, Jr., and for John T. Knox, a Point Richmond resident and former State Assemblyman.
Food & Drinks
Passed the auto tunnel is old town Point Richmond. Plenty of restaurants and small market for lunch.
From I-580 West in Richmond, exit at Canal Boulevard. Turn left at the light onto Canal. Turn right at the light onto W. Cutting Bl., then left at the stop sign onto Garrard Bl. Proceed through the auto tunnel; Garrard becomes Dornan Drive on the south side of the auto tunnel. The park entrance will be on the right less than 1/2 mile south of the tunnel.
Yes - can be found at the Miller-Knox Park and Ferry Point parking lot.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
It was a great day to travel to Napa - warm and sunny but very comfortable on the grassy area under the tent. The show was in the Pavilion at V Marketplace (plenty of parking on Washington Ave and in the parking lot south of the marketplace).
This year’s judges were Kevin Macpherson, Kathryn Stats, and Jean Stern.
The winners of the Artists' Choice, Jurors' Choice andCalifornia Art Club Awards are: http://www.wwwpallas.com/ArtFestival/winners2009.htm
"Afternoon Lines"by Terry MiuraWinner of the Artists' Choice Award
"Granite in Shadow"by Bill ConeWinner of the Jurors' Choice Award
" Turner Road "by Janette JonesWinner of the California Art Club Award
(left to right: Douglas Morgan, Bill Cone, Karen Leoni)
Other places visited in Yountville:
Great sandwiches at Ranch Market Too Deli (on Washington)
Excellent coffee and pastries at Bouchon Bakery: http://www.bouchonbakery.com/showPlace.php?id=1
Watercolorist Gail Chandler at V Marketplace:
Check out this link for some of the fine buildings in the area that Gail has painted.
Pastel Artist Steve Gordon http://www.thegordongallery.com/
Bistro Jeanty (Artist Janice L-H)
Friday, August 14, 2009
Artist: Iris Sabre
(oils on canvas)
Artist: Gerald de Dios
Titled: "Quarters M4"
(gouache on watercolor board 7"x10")
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
1st Place Winner: Red Tree
2nd Place Winner: Secluded Base
I took reference shots on my cell phone so the pics arent the greatest. You can see the places I chose to paint from.