View from Elise's studio
E's wonderful studio in Sunnyvale
And balconey at home in Mountain View. Her roommate has a green thumb!
On the Stanford campus
Margery and Elise at McClures Beach
evidently the stuff is edible. maybe next time will exercise some culinary curiosity
w/Elise racing against the tide, to make it to the other side, else we'd be joining the elk to get outa there
I think we added to this
person from Mass Art, all the way out west to photograph a dead elk! Noooooo....., but he was from Mass Art, my Mom's and my Grandma's alma mater
couldn't resist the black and white cows; actually, I wasn't the only one. For me, the terraced effect on the land was what made the composition
E and M getting ready for shindig in Point Reyes
it's quite taxing, all this getting ready. better rest before we go
Radio Fantastique, out of the steam punk genre, funky and fun dance music
Thrill Painter, Princess Chill, and Chilean Miner
E and M setting up by the abandoned boad in Inverness, on Tomales Bay. My easel awaits. I often find that everyone else gets started long before I can. There is just no end to the delaying tactics I will come up with.
First effort. Some people and a dog walked through. I've adopted a method so as not to be impatient with potential onlookers/intruders. I ask them to freeze, so that I might paint them in. The more nosey they seem, the more aggressive I get. "no no.. could you move just to the right a bit... and raise your left arm ..." etc etc. It works pretty well so far: in all cases they smile, laugh, joke, whatever, but quickly scoot off. If they don't, then I've got a free model, don't I!
This guy, Art Roose (!) showed up. I knew who he was before I even saw his face. In fact, he was bent over his equipment unloading pack, and I recognized him immediately. He had also shown up when Elise, Margery and I spent the day painting at Gamble Garden last year. Freaky weird! So I said, well, where are you going next year so that we can get an inkling of where we might be ourselves, seeings how we meet up in such random places. Actually, although the two locations are in entirely different parts of CA, it's not so unlikely; both are very beautiful! Anyway, he got painted into my second canvas. And, maybe we'll all end up working in Brittany next year, although Nicaragua and Costa Rica are better bets for me.
Version 2 with Art unloading his equipment
more photos soon ....
meanwhile, here are some that Elise took
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A few Lake Champlain Artworks go here
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