In between completing the Atmospherics Landscapes class, I decided to hand-paint a Father’s Day card. There’s a fairly good little art store within walking distance of the marina, Good Stuff Arts. We are even given a coupon for 10% off this local business when we check into Cap Sante marina. They do carry my favorite Pro… Continue reading Local Resources for a Father’s Day Project
This painting was deceptively difficult. The idea was to create a misty landscape and imbue it with a golden glow by a glazing it with Quinacridone Gold. I had a tough time getting a good balance between soft and hard edges as witnessed by my first attempt. I got the color stuck in some places… Continue reading Golden Mist
Last month I participated in the Calistoga Paint Out held by the Calistoga Art Center. As a watercolor painter, I faced some interesting challenges that artists in other mediums may not encounter. The essential elements of a plein air festival include a check in period, a painting period and then a public show of the… Continue reading Calistoga Paint Out
Only 8 days until Open Studios! Just a reminder that the Open Studios Napa Valley Preview show is this evening. The artwork of all 71 artists will be at Jessel Gallery throughout September if you can’t make it tonight.