Monday, February 1, 2010

St. Vincent's Church - January 31, 2010

I met the North Bay Plein Air Painters in Marin County this last Sunday. They returned to St. Vincent Church on an initially overcast day. Later the sun decided to show its face and all 11 of the painters were glad for it, I think. The artists worked in oils, watercolor and pastel (me).

We all found different subjects to paint: the church, the courtyard fountains, the arched doorways and corridors, the surrounding countryside and gardens.

12"x18" pastel (Artist Janice L-H)

"Past the Wall at St. Vincents Church"

Below: (photos by Janice L-H)

Entrance road lined with giant Eucalyptus trees.

St Vincent's Church - marvelous stained glass interior

I loved the stone wallwork surrounding the area - need to paint this!
I will return...

See lots more photos of the art created that day on


  1. Good stuff Janice! I always like your work. I almost painted the mossy stone thingy that you had mentioned, but I veered towards the warms of the abondoned building. Til next time!

  2. Thanks Jackson! I really liked your oil painting too. Those buildings in the back of the church grounds were very tempting with all the texture and colors and old signage!