Gathering Reference Images

Friday - Monday, February 16-19th

This is my sons' vacation week from school, so I have taken some driving trips with them to gather reference material and recharge my battery. So far, we have been to:
• Chicken Ranch Beach, Inverness
• Woodacre, overlooking Flanders Ranch and Roys' Redwoods off Nicasio Valley Road
• Sausalito to watch the first Stage of the Tour of California

Hundreds of photos later, I have at least 3 painting compositions to work from. I use my photos to block out a composition that works, and then I either return to that place to paint plein air at the same time of day, or I work from the photo in my home studio. My next studio painting time is scheduled for tomorrow morning, Wednesday 21st.

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