Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lang Ranch woods

My head drawing class was cancelled again and I had some afternoon time Tuesday to do something, so I decided to drive to a spot about 2 miles from my house to do some sketch painting.  There is a Chumash Indian museum in an area called Lang Ranch.  Back in the day, we used to go camping here with the Boy Scouts, but now there is a nice museum on the land and a park.

I set up a folding chair under the oaks and found a spot where the sunlight broke through the tree canopy.  There was an interesting tree with a dry creek behind and I decided to paint that.

Watercolor on Fabriano 140lb block.  Took about an hour.  Beautiful and restful, a great use of an hour.