On Saturday, March 23, members of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the California Art Club held a spring quarterly paint-out off Old Lakeville Highway No. 3 in Sonoma. The event attracted some of the top artists in the country.
The group of members who assembled to paint on March 23
Approximately 50 painters attended the largest local paint-out ever held by California Art Club’s Bay Area chapter, and it proved to be a great to start to the spring painting season. The event was hosted by Karen Leoni along with special guest CAC Signature Member artist Douglas Morgan.
The morning began as people gathered for coffee, bagels, and doughnuts, then everyone spread out along a two-mile road with ample pull-offs all along the way to paint ranches, sheep, miniature horses, eucalyptus groves, white fence lines, and spectacular views of the valley below.
Members painting along Old Lakeville Highway No. 3 in Sonoma, California
Some notable artists from the chapter were in attendance, including Paul Kratter, Bryan Mark Taylor, Kim Lordier, Christin Coy, and Kay Carlson. There were no demonstrations, but lots of laughs and camaraderie. One of the highlights of the day was when the little horses came over to the wire fence and began scratching in unison to help shed their long and shaggy winter coats.