Honey's Treasures

Honey's Treasures

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Benicia Paint Out and a Bit of my Favorite Artist Ted Goerschner

The weather here is HOT.  We had planned to go to Crockett to paint with our plein air group but the plan was changed to paint in Benicia where it might be a bit cooler.  Here's some paintings we all started.  It was Me, Mike and Sue.
 Sue S.
 Sue S.
 Mikey boy close up.
 My view.
My beginning along with my energy drink.

While it was still warm in Benicia, it was not nearly as hot as Fairfield.  Shortly after 2 p.m. we packed up and headed to our house to watch an instructional dvd that we own by my favorite artist, Ted Goerschner.  In it, he critiques and works on other artist's paintings from one of his workshops.  It's lovely to watch him work.  He paints quickly and Ted was an expert in composition and color and contrast.  I only wish I could have met him in person before he passed away.  The art gallery owner in Carmel told me he was a delightful person.  His wife, Marilyn, is an artist as well.

You can read his obit here.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Mare Island Paint Out

I've been sick since last Thursday but my fever broke last night and I felt much better this morning so decided to make a go of it.

Today we went to the historic Mare Island Naval Shipyard to paint with our plein air group.  As far as we know, Susan was the only other one that came besides us, and our son, Seth, who joined our group today.  This was Seth's first time painting plein air and he did a great job of it.

When we first arrived we just drove around for about 1/2 hour checking things out to see where the three of us wanted to paint.  We decided to paint the famous morning glories covering the old building.

 Red headed finch.

 Morning Glory.

 Me, Seth.

 Mike's painting.
 Susan's painting.
Meanwhile, not far away from us, on the other side of Mare Island, Susan is painting away at a view across the water.
 Susan's view.
 Closer look at Sue's view.
 Seth's painting.
 My painting.
Mike's painting.

Sunday, July 3, 2016