Saturday, July 17
Yesterday morning Gayle and I drove out to meet Pam Derby at her beautiful ranch in San Simeon.Truly a day in the country. Her ranch is nestled in the hills just minutes from the central coast. In that beautiful warm and balmy setting sits Derby shire Farm.Row after row of plump succulent black berry vines growing in the gentle sunshine.
We met Pam and her wonderful friends for a truly amazing day of laughter, getting to know one another and picking the sweet juicy berry's. Pam provided the baskets for us and even gloves!
Her ranch also has avocado's and she provided bags for us to take as many as we would like!
Up on the hills for a drive to visit the vineyard. Beautiful big green leafy vines with rows as far as the eye can see almost reaching to the coast! Spectacular views of Hearst Ranch in the back ground and if you sit quietly you may encounter a zebra and family just roaming through.
Everywhere one looks is a painting! I especially loved the out buildings and the old Hearst barn. Delightful!
Another treat from Pam was lunch at the Hamlet just out side of Cambria and if you have never been the view of the ocean is stunning.
We ended our very special day at Gayles, Chambers Gallery so everyone could enjoy Gayles wonderful artists work.
that's Gayle in the picture up above with her blackberry's.
What a special day. I will never forget. Thank you Pam!!
Wednesday, July 14
24"x30" oil on canvas
New painting finished this morning. I haven't painted a white rooster in a while. This was fun! I love painting them they have their own personalities! this will go to the Chambers Gallery.