Monday, February 28, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

23rd NBPA - St. Vincent's Church, San Rafael - Feb. 27, 12:30pm - 4:00pm

(original photo by Janice L-H)

Location: St. Vincent's Church

One St. Vincent Drive
San Rafael
, CA 94903

Heavy rain, hail and winds possibly in our forecast. So we have decided to paint at St. Vincent's Church in San Rafael. The group painted here back in May 2009 and in January 2010. If it begins to rain, there are plenty of covered hallways along the side and back of the Church.

The location is very easy to get to, it's just off Hwy 101. Exit St. Vincent Drive and follow the road into the parking lot of the Church. Click here for Google map and get directions.

Meeting Place: Front of the Church steps

12:30 - 1:00pm - We'll meet briefly at the chruch stairs or feel free to start painting!

1:00 - 4:00pm - Let's Paint!

4:00 - 4:30pm - Let's meet back at the front of the church stairs to share our findings, techniques or just to chat (not a critique). If it rains, we'll meet in the outdoor hallway to the left of the church.

There is a private lot with FREE parking.

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

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My 6x6 from Marin Art and Garden Center... Finished!

Took me long enough to finish this, but I'm finally getting a good scan of this up:

Monday, February 14, 2011

Meetup Page Donations

Greetings to all our plein air painters and fans, we've just added a donation button on our Meetup page as well. Very easy and straight forward options.

Any amount is welcome, we truly appreciate it and this will help us keep our Meetup page running. The Meetup page is great because of its' constant updates and reminders of all our paintouts and future plein air events/ competitions.

Thank you in advance from the North Bay Plein Air coordinators and assistant coordinators!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

22nd NBPA Plein Air Paintout - Results

Although it rained all morning, we got a break just in time for our paintout at the Marin Art & Garden Center. There was plenty of shelter underneath the corridors, though it was still pretty cold for some of us.
Church services took place at the building below.
It made a great subject for 2 of our painters to paint.
To the left you'll find the Pratum Children's Library.
Gerald had the chance to meet the library owner Todd Pratum and spent some time inside browsing through some of their art books before they closed. Such a warm and welcoming place :)
(photo belongs to Todd Leif Pratum)

Check out all those books from floor to ceiling! And you'll find numerous knick-knacks along the window display and front counter. While there, Gerald also had a chance to meet another local painter named Josie. Maybe we'll have a new painter join us for a future paintout?

Artist: Jean Womack

Just in case it stared raining again, this gazebo became another option for shelter. For now Hung decided to paint it.

Artist: Hung Nguyen

Artist: Glen

Artists: Glen, Sergio Lopez , Hung, Gerald de Dios

Many chances to explore but limited to wet grass and slightly damp and muddy trails.

Behind the Art Gallery displayed these large sculptures!

More art hanging outside of the Art Gallery :)
We're already thinking of coming back in the Spring to get the full effect of the garden!!!

See you at next month's paintout!