Wednesday, November 23, 2011

32nd NBPA Paintout Results - Hudeman Slough, Sonoma CA

The day started with showers during the first 2 hours but we set up underneath an abandoned structure.

Artist: Glen Kramer setting up on top of the truck flatbed.
(photo by Gerald de Dios)

While Glen painted a view of the Vineyards across the road Sergio and Gerald started with a tractor study.
(photo by Gerald de Dios)

Artist: Sergio Lopez
(oil study on canvas)

(photo by Gerald de Dios)

Artist: Sergio Lopez
(oil study on canvas)
(oil on canvas)

After the rain cleared up, there was some incredible cloud-break effects.
(photo by Sergio Lopez)

Handful of watercolors studies throughout the afternoon.

(photo by Gerald de Dios)

Monday, November 14, 2011

32nd NBPA Paintout: Hudeman Slough

Sunday, November 20, 2011
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM

25500 Ramal Road, Sonoma, CA


This area has great views of the wetlands, Mt. Tam, and the surrounding hills. It's primarily a walking trail but there are plenty of areas along Ramal Road to set up and paint. There are vineyards to the opposite, and an interesting little pond as you drive down the road to Hudeman Slough.

Here is a panorama of the area at sunset (click on image to enlarge):

Here are a few more panorama shots of the area during the day:

You can see to the right that there is a small lot to park. This will be our meet-up point.

11:00pm - 11:30am - We'll meet briefly at entrance to trail or feel free to start painting! Feel free to drive off and paint as well. Lot's of areas to explore!!!
11:30am - 2:30pm - Let's Paint! 2:30 - 3:00pm - Meet back at the picnic table. We will share our findings, techniques or just to chat (not a critique).
How to find us: Call or Text 415.342.6764 or 707 304-3265, Email: nbpleinair(at)yahoo(dot)com

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Golden Frame Contest - Ends Dec. 30th

The contest starts Nov. 1st and runs through Dec. 30th on CAPAP website. All members (who live within the continental United States, sorry Alaska and Hawaii), are eligible to apply. The winner will be announced Jan. 10th, 2012 and will receive a prize the beautiful Payne 12x16 frame. Second and third place winners will be featured on CAPAP website for one month. Please read the rules below to submit your entry

The Golden Frame Contest is the first in a series of contests to promote artists participation in sharing your work with other artists. Not only will you be able to post your work on CAPAP, you'll be able to vote whose work you think is the best! The artist with the most tallied votes will win a 12x16 beautiful Payne Gold plein air frame complements of

Go to the link below more more details and to enter your work.