Day: October 25, 2008

Forbes Mill

Forbes Mill was built in 1854 and is listed in the National Register of Historical Places. What is left of the mill is now part of the History Museum of Los Gatos. The museum just opened a permanent display of local artists, and I was invited to join.  Paintings will be rotated about every 2 months.

I hung one painting, a miniature of a clearing storm in the California foothills.  The paintings are for sale, so if  you are in the area, be sure and stop in.  Below is my painting currently hanging.

hollister painting

Lifting Storm * 5×7 * Oil on board

Sequoia Art Group

I was invited to do a demo at the monthly meeting of the Sequoia Art Group last night.  The organization is a lively and friendly group of 25 or 30, and it was a great time.

I started the demo around 8 o’clock and painted until about 9:30.  I didn’t quite finish the painting, but will probably only take me another hour or so to complete.  The demo was a 16×20 seascape of the Big Sur coast around Garrapata State Park.  Below are a few pictures from the evening.

I had blocked in the basic composition and painted the sky in my home studio before the demo.  Starting the demo–


Here is a picture of the group during the demo–


Some of the group crowds around to watch–


Towards the end of the demo–


I’ll try to finish the painting in the next couple of days and post an image of it.  Thanks to the Sequoia Art Group for having me, and I hope they took away something from the evening!

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