Shop Oak

Crazy windy once again. This is over by the vineyard shop looking east. 1.5hr

9x11in Oil on Panel

Geysers overlook

After dinner I drove up the mountain towards the Geysers and pulled off at the first big pullout above the ranch. The sun was already down by the time I started painting and there were a lot of cows and flies to keep me company. This is the view looking south. No underpainting this time so I won’t be surprised if the colors sink by morning. 1hr ala prima color sketch.

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9x11in Oil on Panel

Zeldie

My first attempt at a portrait with oils. Thank you Zeldie for being patient and brave enough to model for me. Since I wasn’t painting outside I thought I would try something new and went with a Zorn pallet. This was a lot of fun. 1.5hr ala prima

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11x9in Oil on Panel

Hassett Lane

Post coffee painting this time out on the west side of Alexander Valley on Hassett Ln looking west. Vinwood cellars on the far left of frame and Francis Ford Coppola Winery mid right. 1.5hr color study

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9x11in Oil on Panel

Lazy Porch View

Didn’t want to go out but still wanted to paint. Made it as far as a lawn chair on the porch. 1.5hr color sketch. Looking west over Alexander Valley

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9x11in Oil on Panel

Looking West, Again

Had another go painting the view towards Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Went a bit earlier and got lucky as the wind was more manageable.

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9x11in Oil on Panel

Looking West

Road the four wheeler up the hill and painted the view looking west towards Francis Ford Coppola winery. Once again, it got really windy. At this point I can’t remember what it’s like to paint when it’s calm. I struggled with the paint today butI like this view, I think I’ll try it again tomorrow.

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9x11in Oil on Panel

River Road

Road my bike over to the river to get some painting time in. Didn’t put much thought into it and put down this really blah composition, then wasted the next hour trying to make it work. Back home I wasted more time trying to fix it. I guess parts of the tree are ok. At least I got some practice in. Better luck tomorrow.

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9x11in Oil on Panel

Windy Vineyards

Huddled behind my car for shelter, I still had to hang on to my painting with one hand just to keep it from being blown away. Looking south by the drainage ditch behind my Uncle Jims house. 1.5hr