California Paint Out- Davis CA 9-21-13

It was a fun morning driving to Davis, CA and participating in The Great California Paint out hosted by Natsoulas Gallery. The overcast morning was a fun change from expected sunny skies of Sacramento Valley. 

Setting up near the stream.

Setting up near the stream.

A ways into the painting

A ways into the painting

The relaxing painting environment didn't last long however, I was soon packing up and making a run for my car as the rain started to come down. Since it didn't look like the rain would be letting up I popped the hatchback up and made myself a cozy spot in the back of my car. A perfect time to try painting rainy streets. 

crosslegged balancing a palette on one knee and canvas on another... 

crosslegged balancing a palette on one knee and canvas on another... 

Along the Arboretum  - Oil on Linen

Along the Arboretum  - Oil on Linen

Rainy Streets - Oil on Canvas

Rainy Streets - Oil on Canvas

Works will be auctioned off tonight at Natsoulas Gallery along with all other plein air painting pieces from the Paint Out. Reception 7-9, Awards at 8 pm.