Friday, April 14, 2017

2017 Artists Open Studio Tour


Saturday APRIL 22nd 
Sunday APRIL 23rd  2017
11am - 5pm

This year I will be making a change.  Instead of opening up my own art studio in Turlock, I will be joining Henrietta Sparkman at her Modesto studio.  We are # 20 on the map.
2409 Sherwood Ave, Modesto, CA.

FIVE ARTISTS: Henrietta Sparkman, Carol David, Chloe Fonda, Corrine Robson, Rhett Regina Owings

Henrietta works in a variety of media creating fascinating abstract works of art.
Joining us at Henrietta's studio are three other artists:
Carol David (impressionist pastel figures and California landscapes),
Chloe Fonda (watercolor abstracts and monoprints)
Corrine Robson (hand crafted jewelry).
Rhett Regina Owings (paintings, embellished paper cranes, note cards & prints)

$10 tickets/tour booklets will be for sale at our location:  2409 Sherwood Ave, Modesto, CA.
From McHenry Ave. turn onto Bowen then right on Sherwood.  
We will be open from 11 am - 5 pm.

Additional tickets are available at the Mistlin Art Gallery (Modesto), Carnegie Art Center (Turlock), Chartreuse Muse (Modesto), and the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce (Oakdale).

2409 Sherwood Ave, Modesto, CA.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Painting a California Castle - Yes a Real Castle!

Today we went painting at Kasteel Noz in Merced County.  This place is amazing!  Casper Noz started building his dream castle in 1991.  It is nestled in the rolling foothills east of Modesto in the Central Valley of California.  You can see more of this place by going to their website at:

It was a beautiful day, not hot, not cold, and most of all, for an artist, not windy!  After taking a tour, we set up our easels in the court yard and began to paint.  I wanted to catch the light on the round towers before it changed.  The red brick was a pretty color and Cad Red Light and Alizarin plus white did well to paint the sunlit parts.  Adding blue helped create the shadows.

Casper seemed to like my painting and he bought it!  Imagine, the Lord of the Castle bought my painting.  I did manage to get a quick photo of it and the castle.  Scroll down to see my painting.

All in all a very fun day!

My view
On my easel almost finished. 

Here I am painting by my car.
Breaking for Lunch

More Painters

Standing Guard