Landscapes in Oil / Plein Air /
Best of Show 2014 Los Gatos Plein Air,
Best of Show 2013 Plein Air Richmond
Friday, October 21, 2011
Smith GIlbert Gardens Plein Air Festival
I just returned from two days of painting at the Smith Gilbert Gardens Plein Air Festival. I was fortunate to pick up first place with this painting. (yup, that's a bottle tree!). There's a lot of beautiful autumn color at the gardens right now. I picked this somewhat obscure area for my Thursday morning painting.
We had a sudden spell of very cold weather for the festival, and it was pretty uncomfortable most of the time. For this painting I think i had on four layers of clothing plus gloves, scarf and hat.
These painting festivals are really enjoyable; you always end up meeting some new artists and also see some old friends as well.