Thursday, December 16, 2010

More Results from San Francisco paintout

Some of our artists have scanned their paintings
and shared some stories from Sunday's paintout.

(oil on canvas)

Today's outing at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park. It was nice to chat with the regulars and some new faces in the group. It was quite foggy to say the least, but I am glad there was still some fall color to contrast the winter grey. To give my painting a more spontaneous feel, I alternated between palette knife and brush. Overall, I like the effect and think I'll try to keep integrating the palette knife into my future paintings for now.

Artist: Sergio Lopez
(oil on canvas)

I'd like to share the painting I made on Sundayp. This was done at the SF Music Concourse in the middle of Golden Gate Park. Pretty cool building! It was a very gray day with bits of light poking through at the very end. I kept it pretty limited in the palette rather than try to force color into it, which is the temptation when you are plein air painting. I chose to try and enforce the black and white pattern and only used brighter color in the foliage. I feel like it's a bit heavily balanced to the left side, what do you think?

Artist: Gerald de Dios
(gouach in sketchbook)

Spent the afternoon in the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Painted in front of the SF Music Concourse. Most of the leaves have already fallen onto the ground and park benches, but there's just a small amount of bright yellow leaves left.... hanging onto those tree branches!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

21st NBPA Results - San Francisco, CA.

(photos provided by Janice L-H and Gerald de Dios)

The Red Umbrella Art vendors were in
full effect around the main fountain.

Great view from Academy of Science

Artist: Lotte Dyhrberg

View from one of the smaller fountains

Close up view of the details carved into the Music Councourse.

joins Bob in painting the front
entrance to the Japanese Tea Garden.

More great photos from Janice L-H

Trees were wonderful subject with the bright yellow-orange leaves!

Artist: Ying Jun Liu

The De Young Museum... now you can see the overcast and lack of sun we had to deal with all afternoon.

Artist: Katie Holbrow

Artist: Carrie Lee McClish

Artist: Cici Lee

Monday, November 29, 2010

21st NB Paintout - San Francisco, Sunday, Dec. 12, 11am - 3pm

Location: The San Francisco Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park.

50 S Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 386-1923

Meeting Place: Large Fountain in middle

*** Please plan ahead for alternative parking if you decide to arrive late in the afternoon **** Make sure to look online for more suggestions. (Scroll below to PARKING for more info)

To allow Christmas shopping and travels, the paintout date has been bumped up to Sunday December 12th.

Sounds like a great place to paint especially with it's recent renovation! And it's location is wedged between the "Academy of Science" and the "de Young Museum".

So much choices to paint: Lots of tall trees, huge fountain in the middle, Academy of Science building, de Young building, statues, etc.

Feel free to paint all day.... or paint, then visit a museum and get inspired.... or visit the musuem, get inspired then paint? Just remember that additional fees may apply for Special Exhibitions. Scroll to the very bottom for times & prices to each museum.

Here's a 360 degree panoramic view [HERE]


11:00 - 11:30am - We'll meet briefly around the large fountain or feel free to start painting!

11:30 - 2:30pm - Let's Paint!

2:30 - 3:00pm - Let's meet back at the large fountain to share our findings, techniques or just to chat (not a critique).

Questions:? Call (707) 304-3265 or (415) 342-6764 or email nbpleinair(at)yahoo(dot)com

If you are using a GPS system, feel free to use any of the 3 main landmarks (Music Concouse, Academy Science or de Young).

Great link from Janice L-H, (click HERE)
Parking for cars and bicycles is available in the Concourse parking facility, below the De Young Museum. Access to the north entrance is from Fulton St. at 10th Ave. Access to the south entrance is at Concourse Dr. and Martin Luther King Dr. inside the park. Parking rates are $4.00 an hour, possible max of $28. Please note that on weekends, the garage often fills to capacity early in the day. Weekend street parking within the park is severely limited.
Garage Hours: 7:30am - 10pm
For a real time parking garage capacity report, visit on your cell phone (Click below the photo for alternative parking). In the event that the primary garage is full, the mobile site provides directions to two additional parking locations.

TICKETS: Academy of Science
Adult: $29.95
Youth (12-17)/Student/Senior: $ 24.95
Child (4-11): $19.99
Hours: 11am - 5pm
Address: 55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 379-8000

TICKETS: de Yong Museum
Adult: $10.00
Youth (13-17)/College (w/ID): $ 6.00
Senior: $7.00
Hours: 9:30am - 5:15pm
Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 750-3600

Monday, November 15, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Apologies for the late notice, but we have reached a decision of location:

China Camp State Park

It's going to be a warm sunny day, probably the best we'll get until next year. Let's take full advantage of it and hit the beach! So many good places to paint in China Camp.

We'll meet at the parking lot by the picnic area and sea shore. Parking is not free in the lot but there are turn-outs. Should be about 5 bucks or so, please do remember to bring a little cash.

11:00 - 11:30am - We'll meet briefly or feel free to start painting!

11:30 - 2:30pm - Let's Paint!

2:30 - 3:00pm - Let's meet back to share our findings, techniques or just to chat (not a critique).

Questions:? Call (707) 304-3265 or (415) 342-6764 or email nbpleinair(at)yahoo(dot)com

Monday, November 1, 2010

Results: 19th North Bay Plein Air - Bodega Cemetery

Artist: Sergio Lopez
Artist: Annegret Van Germeren

Artist: Paula Peterson

Artist: Brent Jensen
Onto painting #2.....

Artist: Isabella and Paula

Artists: (right) Donna Hayes

Artists: (left) Annegret and (middle) Joe

Artists: Jan and Hung

Artist: Annegret and Donna

Artist: Hung Nguyen
2nd painting.....

Artist: Isabella

Artist: Jan

Artist: Joe Jaqua

Thanks everyone that made the drive out to Bodega for our Halloween themed paintout, see you next month! Location: TBA....soon.