It stopped raining for a bit so I drove over to China Camp State Park and painted the view looking west from Buckeye Point.
My son is singing and dancing in his first musical, The Jungle Book! He gets to play King Louie and does a great version of I Wan’na Be Like You. I’m very proud of my little orangutan.
All the parents are chipping in to get the curtain up so I did my part and made the kids a poster.
A thick misty drizzle started to fall over the Persidio today at lunch. It was nice to have a little rain after such a long dry spell. I set up my easel under a big old oak and huddled under my umbrella just behind the post office parking lot. This is looking north towards the old military hospital.
Fun fact this corner is also a well fought over Pokemon go gym
Lunchtime plein air painting. Not far from the road over looking Baker Beach in the Persidio, San Francisco
Lucasfilm has an abundance of palm trees and parrots, here are a few I painted at lunch. Northwest view about one hundred meters west of the Persidio gate bus stop.
A quick lunchtime study. Looking north on the trail just below the arguello gate lookout, in the Persidio, San Francisco
A lunchtime plein air study at the palace of fine arts
A plein air study painted at the Robert Young Estate.
My boy Wiley and and I hiked up the hill behind my Grandmas house to do a little painting. It was blisteringly hot and we only lasted about 1.5hrs before we melted. Wiley was a champ, he painted for about twenty minutes then for the next hour shared an in-depth thesus on the pros and cons of different Minecraft hacks. We had a great time.
Below is his artistic contribution.
One more Sketchbook finds its place on the shelf.
Looking west over Alexander Valley. This is a plein air painting I made in the family vineyards. We were experiencing a heat wave that day and I started melting after three hours in the sun, so I painted what I could then turned tail and retreated to a swimming pool. A few days later I cleaned it up in the home studio.