Pete’s Valley Cattle

The Yolo Arts Council is again sponsoring their Art & Ag projects. The farms throughout Yolo County invites artists to come on their land to paint the beautiful sceneries – rolling hills, plenty of trees, fresh air for most of us…and an occasional farm equipments.

For February we met at Pete’s Valley Cattle at the end of County Road 26. It’s an organic grass fed cattle ranch with over 400 cattle.

When I do plein air, I paint small. So I used by Guerilla 6 x 8 Thumbbox and oh! it is sooo convenient. I purchased this last year and I’m very pleased how easy it is to set up. Oils, brushes, and Gamsol are easily carried along with a palette plus 2 to 3 panels. (Another post will be devoted to this).

My palette consist of titanium white, ivory black, yellow ochre and transparent red oxide. Later I added cadmium yellow and ultramarine blue. I’m pleased with the results though I intent to go back into it later…like lighting up the mountains, less details.

Painting of Pete's Valley Cattle

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In November, there will be a fundraiser and paintings are sold.

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