Last night I was invited to do a painting demonstration at the Central watercolor society in San Luis Obisbo. The event was well attended and everyone made me feel welcome.
My special thanks goes to Jerry Smith for rigging up the camera and having everything ready to go by the time I got there.
I decided to paint a local scene from a state park nearby, named Montaña d’Oro.
I am happy to say that my painting was well liked and all the artists complimented the way I conducted the presentation. I usually try to finish in just under an hour, as it is difficult to keep an audience engaged for much longer, at least not without a break.
This painting was a two step process. First, I painted the sky and the foreground. The trees and buildings are all part of the second wash. The front of the building with the beautiful dappled shadows is just the white of the paper.
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