In the afternoon the sun shifted to the west, of course, and we were able to now look east toward the Noyo Harbor area. There are a lot of great structures and boats here. Enough material for days of slopping paint on canvas. The main challenge is finding a spot to set up and to get the light right. On this day, I painted from across the river.
All in all it was a great first day at Ft. Bragg. Beautiful weather and great landscapes to challenge any artist to do their best.
Barbara found a great spot, but without an umbrella, that sun was BRIGHT! Barbara and her husband Mario had just returned from New York where Barbara had a one-woman show. The competition on these workshop trips is getting fierce! Here's Barbara's website...you'll see why she was having a show in New York!!
Ted gets going on day 1. The sign isn't kidding, especially if Ted has brought along Thalo Green. Ted had a great trip and managed to do one of the best paintings of the four days. We didn't take a vote, but if we had, Ted would have gotten the prize, I think.