Sunday, December 12, 2010

GOLDEN GATE PARK, SF - December 12, 2010

End of the Year Paintout with the NBPAP - Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park

Music Concourse

De Young Art Museum

(Watercolor pencil sketch -Artist Janice L-H)

(View Toward the Japanese Gaardens - watercolor pencil sketch - Artist Janice L-H)

A great venue for the End of the Year Paint-out. The hot dogs at the cart were good too (The Chowder guy left by the time I got over there). Lots of statues, fountains and trees of all kinds. I would have liked to go over to the Conservatory of Flowers if I had gotten there earlier. See the write-up on the NBPAP Blog:

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Jenner with NBPAP - July 18, 2010

Check out the story about the painting trip to Jenner, Goat Rock, Duncans Mills, Christopher Queen & Quercia Galleries on our Meet-up page:

This was a winner paintout with the North Bay Plein Air Painters. Good views of the hills and the Russian River as it goes out to the ocean. Nice sunsets. It does get cold and foggy in the AM but sun comes out by noon. Views along the road to Goat Rock and pullouts along Hwy 1 have parking for a couple of cars. Good eats and shopping in Duncan Mills and Monte Rio...

("Arch Rock - pastel 12" x 18" - Artist Janice L-H)

("Goat Rock"- pastel 12'x 18"- Artist Janice L-H)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Quixote Winery - Napa Part 2 - June 27, 2010

This was the second day of painting in the Napa Valley - this time with the North Bay Plein Air Painters at Quixote Winery along Silverado Trail.

Most photos by Janice L-H (except where indicated)
Quixote Winery,6126 Silverado TrailNapa, CA 94558
These 3 Photos from Quixote Winery website:
Tours of the Winery are available by appointment only.
I stationed myself in this little alcove (above) near the vat room.
The winery was kind enough to allow us access to water and facilities while we were there.
The grounds have interesting old oak trees and wonderfully whimsical buildings.
It was a really hot day (90+degrees in the shade) and I was motivated to get the quirky buildings on paper!

Artist Janice L-H (pastel on paper 12" x 18")

Artist Janice L-H (pastel on paper 12" x 18")

See the rest of the work done that day on the North Bay Plein Air Painters Blog.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Pineridge Winery - Napa Part 1 - June 26, 2010

It was a non-stop painting weekend for me at the end of June.

"Pineridge View"

(12" x 18"pastel on paper, Artist Janice L-H)

"Stone Arch at Pineridge Winery"

(12" x 18", pastel on paper, Artist Janice L-H)

It was good to get back outside after all the

weeks of classes earlier this year!

I have been coming here on and off (taking photographs and enjoying the views). Recently, the East Bay Plein Air Painters agreed to put this venue on their paint-out schedule. Many thanks to the staff at Pineridge Winery (especially Jeff Butler) who extended their hospitality to the EBPAP!

Saturday's weather couldn't be nicer - the fog burned off about 10 AM and the sun came out to stay. It was a big group of painters who attended and the works of art produced that day were stupendous!

See the photos on Plein Air Painting June 26, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Antioch Historical Society - 2010 Celebration of Art Show

From the website:

6th Annual CELEBRATION OF ART Exhibit runs June 19th - July 10th, 2010

Antioch Historical Society MuseumOpen

1-4 PM Wednesdays & Saturdays

1500 West 4th Street, Antioch CA

I will be showing two of my pastel paintings:

"Mountain View Monuments" (upper)

and "Golden Gate Memorial" (lower)

(9" x 12" , pastels on paper by artist Janice L-H)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Spring Art Class III - Final Projects - May 2010

The rain is back but the classes are over and finals have been critiqued! Here's to my teachers (Abigail Jane Rubenstein and Carol A Levy) this semester - long on patience and full of encouragement.

Drawing Class: The theme was Reflections (and I did what came to mind) - an Alice In Wonderland theme (based on illustrations by John Tenniel and others from the long-time favorite children's books).

Drawings are graphite on paper 21"x30":
"Dormouse Through Another Looking Glass" (artist Janice L-H)

"Dormouse Landing In Reality" (artist Janice L-H)

Figure Painting Class:
We had to display our current favorite paintings at the final critique.
Oil, acrylic and pastel paintings - artist Janice L-H
(the models are Christopher, Rachael S., LaWanda, Lisa and Barbara)

Here's some paintings from the final model sessions:
The model is Christopher: canvas paintings 22"X30"
My very first oil painting! It was really cool.
Christopher in acrylics (22"x30")
The model is Lisa: pastel on paper 18"x24"

Figure Painting instuctor Carol A. Levy in a humorous moment (holding up a great torso in acrylic by classmate artist Natalie). It's bigger than she is!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Out and About with East Bay Painters

Saturday was busy and the weather couldn't be better! I headed to the Berkeley Marina for a demonstration by David Savellano on sketching a scene with the East Bay Plein Air Painters. Wouldn't ya know it - I forgot to pack watercolors. Luckily I did have pastel pencils and a water brush and soluble graphite & ink! The first page is a cut & paste image from David's flyer (below).
Page 2 & 3: The houseboat and marina view is mine (ink, soluble graphite & pastel)
Berkeley Marina & Houseboats (artist Janice L-H)
Later I jumped in the car and headed over to Alameda to join the East Bay Landscape Painters (Karen, Rebeca, Larry & Fran) before it got too late to sketch. The weather was still warm and I found an area in the shade to sketch the Ferry Building view. I got quite a bit of sun (since I also forgot to pack my hat) but I managed to stay in the shade! (artist Janice L-H)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring Art Classes II - April 2010

Spring is really in the air! The weather is getting sunnier (interspersed with rainy days). The hills are still green but that will start to change soon. Time to get outside and paint! But first,

I'm still in Student mode...

Midterm madness is upon me and I have posted a few of the more successful paintings and drawings from the classes.

Figure Painting:

The model is Lawanda.

(18"x24" acrylic- artist Janice L-H)

Midterm project - after a sketch by Michaelangelo)

(22"x30" watercolor & pastel- artist Janice L-H)

Drawing class:

The assignment: 24 small drawings of a view/space each 8"x9" using graphite (I'll did 20 but only show a few).

graphite on paper (artist Janice L-H)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spring Art Classes - February 2010

"Carmel Mission study"
(12"x 18" pastel on paper artist Janice L-H)

Spring is almost here and the assignments in class have kept me pretty busy. I'm really going to try as best I can to fit in my weekend painting sessions with the painting Groups (East Bay and North Bay Plein Air Painters , as well as the Sacramento and the Benicia groups). The Saturday class (Landscape Art) is also starting soon and Marc Pandone chooses some nice local areas to visit with his students. Mountains and Valleys and Trees...Oh, My!

At the very least, if I can't get in a pastel or two, I can use the time to work on some assignments! In the meantime, I include a few exercises below.

Figure Painting:
The model is Barbara. Some of you may have worked with her before. Both matronly and quirky, Barbara has the best fashion accessories!

(18"x24" acrylic on paper - artist Janice L-H)

Drawing Class:
I don't think I've ever spent so much time on line drawings without adding paint or pastel. The first one is from my sketchbook "Nicasio Land Co Ford" (with the NBPAP in Nicasio last Sunday) and the second drawing is a class assignment (18"x24" graphite on paper) titled: "My IsShoes With Teddy"

(9"x12"graphite & ink on paper)

(18"x24" graphite on paper)