On the hill behinds mom’s looking east. It was a burn day and smoke from the neighbors left a thin veil over the valley
Looking south from the parking lot in Ross towards the Village Corner and Breaking Away Bicycles. If you look close at the POV pic you will see the new panel holder I’ve been developing. It’s of my own design, ultra light weight, made with carbon arrow shafts, some milled aluminum and mahogany.
Looking south across lake Elizabeth towards the spillway. The cows were about and their calves came over to watch me paint. This was all fun and good but I was a little nervous when the bull strolled up and lingered just behind me.
Looking south down from the Greenbrae side of Corte Madera Creek towards Larkspur. First painting in a week or two that went together without a lot of color revisions.
I took the boys to play catch at the park today. Looking west towards Mt. Tam
Looking south from the hill above the solar farm on a burn day. Very bright late morning with lots of smoke haze from the neighbors clearing brush.
Looking west towards my uncle Fred’s house from the junkyard overlook after sunset.
I was on the north side on the ranch this morning and I set up in the fog. It cleared as I was laying in the underpainting but I struggled to match the new lighting. Mistakes were made. It took an extra pass to paint back in the missing saturation and contrast. I used too much titanium.
I lost my light about halfway into this painting and had to finish it up at home but that was ok because I could paint this house from memory. If I wanted to roll back time I could add in the ancient valley oak, the orchard with neon orange persimmons, the vegetable garden off to the right trimmed with roses, the red barn or the glass jar of chocolate chip cookies sitting in the kitchen window. It has changed a lot over the years but it will always be grandma’s to me.
I was out at the ranch yesterday and was able to paint a quick sunset. This is the view across the street from the winery entrance, looking west.