Art Farm opening reception will be held September 14 at the Barn Gallery in Woodland. I had submitted two paintings for the exhibit. “Sunflower Field at Elkhorn Ranch” was submitted for the nonjuried exhibit. “Hidden” accepted into the juried silent auction exhibit. This year juror is Kurt Fishback, Sacramento photographer.
Across the field is a home nestled among the trees.
The challenge in this painting is to create a different layer of texture and atmospheric perspective despite the high value. The values shifts were very subtle. It somewhat successful…but next time.
These two paintings started on location and finished up in the studio. In the “Red Flowers by the Amtrak Station” the colors of the flowers matching the color of the train station caught my eye. The “Summer Reflection” is the completed painting of the study that I had posted earlier. Both of these are available for purchase in my Etsy shop.
Painting sunflowers fields all summer long.
Available for purchase in my Etsy store.
Spotted this long row of old wrecked cars on a farm visit.
Ready to be purchased in my Etsy Shop
This tree is just right around the corner from me. When autumn comes, the leaves turned a incredibly deep red. It such an eye catcher when I walk by.
Available for purchase in my Etsy shop.
This painting was done on site at the M Three Ranch. I used this painting as a base for the larger painting below. My goal in painting landscapes this year is to paint studies on site and to use them to do larger paintings.
Both of these paintings might be for the Yolo Arts & Ag Project Gala in November. I haven’t decided which one.
I had repaint this painting. Recently I had been paying more attention to colors especially creating color harmony within the painting. So with this in mind, I repainted the mountains with cooler and lighter colors to create more distance. And redirect the path so that it curved towards the white house in the distance.
Below is what it looked like before.
Pence Gallery Garden Tour is back after a two year hiatus. As one of the many artists who participated as an artist on site, I was assigned to a Meadowbrook garden in South Davis. This home owner developed her garden over the years with the help of her gardener….a vegetable garden, a fountain, seating areas, dollhouse….and even a woodland near the creek.
I’ve chosen to paint this area nestled underneath a maple tree and surrounded by potted plants. What captured my eyes where the circular sculpture of a hummingbird attending to the flowers. Love the peaceful scene.
Dates for the Pence Garden Tour Exhibit is from May 24th through June 24th. The reception is on June 10, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.