I did it! I actually made the deadline completing 32 artworks and installing them in the Napa County Library yesterday. For those of you interested in the business side of art, I thought I’d describe my exhibit process. I took some extra time to lay out the work on paper. It made for a late… Continue reading Napa Library Exhibit
A Hot Air Balloon carries visitors over a beautiful Napa Valley vineyard. They are typically made of nylon or dacron and the baskets are made of rattan which is woven by hand
Hot Air Balloons in the Napa Valley typically carry 6 to 20 passengers from tree level to 2000 feet high.
Another majestic balloon sails over the Napa Valley.
You wouldn’t normally think of a hot air balloon as an endangered species, but maybe you should think again. Like birds, balloons need plenty of fresh, clear air to float through. They also need landing places safely away from encroaching development. Our own Napa Valley has begun to develop one of our common balloon landing… Continue reading Napa Valley Balloon I
The following is an aritcal I wrote for the Palette Newsletter for Art Association Napa Valley. In a previous article, I described my favorite set of watercolor plein air brushes. Here is a description of some other items you might like to take painting outdoors. Absolute Essentials Brushes in Easel-Style Brush Holder – protects brushes… Continue reading Plein Air Favorites
Come view the work of all the Open Studios Napa Valley Artists in one place. I’ll be there, will you?
Important dates: September 16-17, 22-23 Open Studios is only 6 weeks away! This year I am exhibiting at venue #33 with Kathy Tranmer. We are trying a new location more central to downtown Napa. Our exhibits are located in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church. The parking is located on 5th street… Continue reading Open Studios Napa Valley 2017
First Attempts at applying workshop skills So, I have a great subject with the early morning light striking an interesting sailboat just right. But as most artists know, controlling watercolor only comes with practice. I like the colors in attempts #1 best, but I think the focal point is much better in #2. What do… Continue reading Applying New Knowledge
Just before our summer sailing trip I was able to take a watercolor workshop with Michael Reardon. Reardon is teaches many workshops near my location in Northern California and I’d heard taught architectural rendering in w/c. In fact, I thought that was what the workshop was going to be about. The workshop was hosted on… Continue reading Watercolor Workshop with Michael Reardon