Monday, September 28, 2009

Sundays in June & July with the Benicia Painters

A couple of times I met the Benicia Plein Air Painters "Da Group")
at this great beach park and boat launch area among the neighborhoods.
This was a neat jump off fishing spot at the end of the park (see below) .
I didn't have too much time that Sunday but managed this little sketch.

Fishing Spot 9th St. Beach (watercolor pencils)

9th Street Beach Park, Benicia - July 25, 2009 (watercolor pencils)

It was about 6PM at the Park in Benicia and the
wind was really blowing that day! This sketch was done
the day before (Saturday) because I was also painting at Inverness
on Sunday and JUST had time for a quick sketch
on the way home.

June was nice in the Fairfield area (not yet really hot) and the Sunday Benicia Painters gathered on the frontage roadside to paint the afternoon sun on the Cordelia Hills just below Marshview Drive.
The shadows that the oak trees make on the warm grassy hilsides are very interesting. The sun just illuminates the foreground grasses from behind in this view (below).

"Marshview Afternoon" (9"x12" pastel) -06/14/2009

South of Marshview Rd., Cordelia
This image (above) was shown in the recent Fairfield Art
Association's Suisun Marsh Show (July & August 2009)
at the Fairfield Performing Arts Theatre Gallery and also at Antioch's
Lynn House Gallery (Annual Local Artists Show, November-December 2009).

Cordelia Hills - June 14. 2009 (9" x12" watercolor & pastel)

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