It was held on April 16, 2011 at the Senior Center in the El Dorado hills, 990 Lassen Ln. I really wanted to go, and had marked my calendar early this winter so as not to miss it! Imagine, getting to meet one of my absolute favorite pastel artists, and watching her do a demo!! I planed to take my sister, and take her out to lunch, and just have a fun day. Maybe she would see just why I love pastel so much! Then I had a brain-storm, and called my plein-air buddy, Carole, from Dayton, whom I met from the Wet Canvas web-site to join us! I didn't have to ask twice, she is always ready for a pastel adventure. My sister was great, and did all the driving, I bought the gas and the lunch. We found a great little spot in Placerville called "Z-Pie" which is a little restaurant that serves gourmet pot pies! We were in and out of there in no time, and just 20 minutes or so from the Demo center.
As we drove into the parking area at the Senior Center, Kim was going out the back door to her truck and we got to met her right then!!! She is so gracious, pleasant, warm, and genuine. Really a nice gal. I was so happy to see that in her, and it goes well with her artwork. She also seems to be a bit shy, but very personable, good speaker, and so polite! We sat with the Sierra pastel society members, and really enjoyed a great demo.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
This is the final painting I have done for the Alpine County Garden Club. They plan to give this as a gift to a lady whom is getting married, Lives in the Bay area, and had grown up here nearly under this peak. Her last name is also Thornburg, as her family are old timers in the area. I really hope she enjoys this painting, for me , it was a great project and oppertunity,. It is on Moonstone Canson paper, and is 18 x 22, and was choosen out of 3 paintings I compeleted on different surfaces. I was lucky, and got to take it to my framer and chose the matting and frame. Not knowing where it will hang, I hope it all turns out! This really was a nice experiance for me, and not at all expected!
|Last painting of Thornburg Peak|
|third painting--grey day.|
Friday, April 8, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
This is a photo I took today while out trying to paint this en plein-air. I did manage a 9 x 12 painting----- and do feel it will help me as I try to plan for a much larger piece. Problems arise, and questions need to be answered however. I plan to paint a version of this about 16 x 20 on a Ampersand grey pastel bord have spent about 2 hours this morning looking, and painting and seeing it for today's light. The wind came up, supposed to really blow today, but I got picked up easily. I am wanting to show its size- - - - and where it sits in our Alpine County landscape. I needed to know for myself! You see, this is a piece that a local group wants painted to give as a wedding gift for a young woman who grew up here, but now lives in The San Fransisco area, and is getting married soon. Nice Idea, I know- - - now if I can manage it! I have been up here several times to get a feel for it, taken photos' and done drawings in pencil and charcoal. I have seen it on cloudy days and sunny days, in snow, and with spring trying to show itself. I am amazed at how large these bluffs are!! This sits very near Raymond Peak, which is a little over 10 thousand feet- - -I am sure this is very close , and its known as Thornburg Peak for a well know family with roots going back to the 1800's, and the lady who is marring is from this family. No pressure here!!