Sunday, October 30, 2011

Above Port Costa

...Above Port Costa...
oil on linen on board - 12" x 16"

I went out plein air painting as part of the Valona Paint-out. This was painted on a hillside above Port Costa, except Port Costa is looking the other direction, so I'm not sure what we're looking at here... The mountain is Mount Diablo. I was with Leslie Wilson, who did a nice watercolor! It became really hot as we were painting, and wouldn't you know, my umbrella had fallen apart while I was painting the week before! Tonight we will see the paintings displayed at Epperson Gallery in Crockett, CA!

As you can see, the leaves haven't changed to autumn colors. That seems to be how it is here in northern California. There are very few species that change color.

I appologize for neglecting the blog for so long. I really have no excuse, except I just got out of the habit of posting.