Tag Archives: Alameda

Sunflowers and Giant Pumpkins

My last painting of the Alameda paintout (Frank Bette Center for the Arts), painted today at Ploughshares Nursery on Main St in Alameda, a non-profit nursery where 100% of sales supports housing for formerly homeless families. In addition to a wide variety of CA natives, this nursery specializes in plants and practices that are environmentally […]

Wings on the Bay

The Frank Bette Alameda Plein Air Paintout painters were generously invited to spend the day at one of the yacht clubs on the island. I arrived in the early evening and painted up on the club house balcony, overlooking  the marina and the Oakland hills beyond. Today’s second painting: Wings on the Bay, oil on […]

Heirloom Roses

I had fun this afternoon in Alameda painting this charming Victorian with its sunlit rose garden in front.  For evidence of that, click on the link for a photo of me painting it. Heirloom Roses, oil on linen, 10″ x 8″ Here’s me enjoying the moment:    

Along the Shoreline Trail, Alameda

This afternoon’s painting, along the sandy hiking trail on the southeastern edge of Alameda island. To the one side are houses with incredible views of the Bay  and San Francisco; to the other side are marshes and the Alameda Bird Sanctuary. There are a number of topnotch painters in this event – I’m humbled by […]

Park Street Bridge, Alameda

It’s not easy being a plein air painter. This evening I stopped by the Dragon Rouge Lounge, sat down at a small table on the terrace, ordered a Tiger beer and some spring rolls and took out my easel, paint and brushes. There in front of me was the wonderful Park St Bridge. It was […]

View of San Francisco from Alameda

This was the third painting I did on this first day of the Alameda Plein Air Paintout.  I had only a couple hour slot in which to paint and, since it was clear and not very windy, I headed over to the beach. View of San Francisco from Alameda. Oil on linen, 6″ x 8″