Saturday, April 14, 2012

Too Cold to Paint Outside!!

Still Life at Howard's  Oil on panel  12" x 9
My artist friends Ruth Andre ( and Howard Rees ( met up with me in Amador City with every intention of painting outside.  After three or four days of almost solid rain, I think we were all more than ready.  Although the forecast promise a mostly sunny day, the morning was threatening rain and it was COLD!  I know, I know, us Californians are whimps.  I'm embarrassed to say that it was cold cause I've seen plenty of pictures of brave eastern artists in snow suits and fingerless gloves standing in a drift, painting.  But was COLD!  So we retired to Howard's house to paint in his studio.  He set up a challenging still life and we spent a warm couple of hours happily painting. 


  1. Une magnifique composition... Un travail majestueux.
    Gros bisous

  2. This is simply a beautiful painting. What clean colors and wonderful brush work! Great composition as well.