Honey's Treasures

Honey's Treasures

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Painting in Locke, CA

This weekend started off very fun.  
Last night we drove to the historic town of Locke, on the delta, to paint watercolors with Martha Esch.  Martha does the "Martha's 1st Fridays ~ Watercolor Postcards Hike in Locke.  You can find Martha on meetup.com ~ meet in front of her ice-cream shop at the end of Main Street at 4:30 p.m. and she'll take you on a short hike through a beautiful waterfront area that is a CA State Park.  

You don't need to bring supplies, but can if you prefer.  You don't need anything fancy, just those cheap trays of watercolor pots you played with in grammar school.  You don't need any special skills, either. 

Martha is cute, first thing she did was kick off her flip flops, plop down and stick her feet in the water and says "Ahh."  I love it.  In the little box are all her supplies that she gladly and willingly shares with everyone.

First Martha does a little demo painting for us to watch.

Our little masterpieces.  Martha's is on the bottom left, mine is above that. Mike's painting is to the right of mine and the last two belong to Samantha from Yuba and Michelle from Elk Grove.  

 Along the way we pick and eat blackberries.

A radio tower.

Martha taking a picture of me taking a picture of her.  Actually she was taking a picture of the group of us holding up the radio tower with our hands in the air.
Even Mike got in the blackberry picking mood.
See the building above, how it's leaning?  It's actually pushing into the other building next to it and causing things such as doors, windows, trim, etc., to go off kilter.
This is from today in Locke.  Yes, we drove back to paint plein air in the town.  I did two paintings today.  This one, a path going down toward the park.  

The second painting I did today is one down at the water.  The same watercolor scene from last night except in oil.  I have to work on a few details and didn't get a picture of it yet.
Tomorrow morning we're going to the old clocktower in Benicia to paint with a plein air group.


  1. Lisa and Michael, thanks so much for this! Much appreciated! BTW, your oils look great! I've got pics I took of you both to add to the story.

    1. Hi Martha, You can send me the photos you have on FB. Message me the photos or email: honeyscolors@gmail.com