|"Hope Valley Peace" 8 x 16 oil|
The first day we (22 artists) checked in to the gallery in the morning where we were provided coffee, pastries, fruit and other snacks. From there we all disbursed to paint scenes from Alpine County. It was a little drizzly, and since I had another commitment in Placerville, I spent a few hours in the town, sketching various old buildings from the settler's era.
The next day our hostess (Evelyn Yonker) provided a lunch for us in Hope Valley. I was about half-way into the above painting when I stepped back from the easel and a gust of wind came up and blew it face down. The painting only had a little dirt on one end, and the puddles of paint in the easel were unscathed....but the tripod attachment to the painting box pulled out of the wood. It was repairable, but not at the moment, so I sat the paintbox on the ground and sat in front of it and finished the painting.
|"Mountain Wildflowers" 6 x 6 oil|
|"Boulder Reflections" 8 x 10 oil|
What a great day!!!