Monday, May 26, 2008

Bidwell Mansion grounds oil painting

The painting I did during the quick draw competition at Bidwell Mansion last week, framed and hanging in the visitor center. It is for sale thru
Avenue 9 Gallery.

Friday, May 16, 2008

"View from the Garden" plein air oil painting

9x12" oil on linen panel. I love this surface, it is an oil primed raymar linen panel and they are beautifully made. I am happy with the way this painting turned out.

This painting was created a couple of weeks ago, from the Lake California Garden Club garden.

I have a raised plot about 4' by 8' along with a dozen or so others in a nice fenced area to keep out the deer. It is a peaceful place to hang out. I have some cool lettuce type stuff called mesclun growing well and some herbs and tomatoes.
Available for 125.00 usd, plus shipping thru paypal.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Paint out at Bidwell Mansion

There will be a fun painting competition in Chico on May 17 sponsored by Avenue 9 Gallery in collaboration with the Parks Dept. Bidwell Mansion is an historic building in Chico, the Bidwells were a prominent family in the history of the city. Their home and the grounds are open to the public, and lovely to see. The paint-out is designed to call attention to the many old specimen trees the Bidwells planted.
The event is from 10-12 on Saturday. Artists of all kinds are invited to participate. I will be there!