Well today was great. Lots of artists, space, things to look at, and food. A very gracious hostess who provided a wonderful meal of chunky chicken salad over cut romain lettuce and a fresh bowl of cut up fruit. Melon and grapes. Yummy.
The hostess has a resident canine named Freckles. He has his own My Space website here: http://www.myspace.com/patty1950
I took about 40+ photos today. I also did three different sketches. The first was the nice wooden rocker and footstool. I didn't get the leaning angle or the perspective just right (very bad on the stool). But I had fun doing it. I saw afterward I forgot the left side bottom rocker part.
The second picture I sketched was of one of the other painters. She paints in oils. Both oil painters were painting the swimming pool area. Since a painting artist is a captured model, I decided to sketch her. She was very surprised. She said it looks just like her. Since I didn't add color, you didn't get to see the bright red apron she had on.
The third was a metal watering can that was being used as a vase. It had some cut roses in it. The hostess had arranged that for a still life for us. As I hadn't been sketching for a few days, I didn't go into a lot of detail.
Next week is the Bakersfield Museum of Art. They have a garden area on the side and in the back with a gazebo and different areas with sculpture by artists. The last time I was there, I captured a picture of some ducks sleeping in a small waterpool/fountain. There is a park next door and the ducks are residents from the park. The week after that will be a small lake in a gated community that we visited a couple months ago.