Are you curious about oil painting landscapes and nature? Come up to the top of Albany Hill on Earth Day for an hourlong demonstration of oil painting methods for painting beautiful local landscapes, by Laura Cunningham, artist and author of A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California.
Beginners welcome, this is a demo to show you the basic materials and starting methods for painting a landscape in oil colors outdoors, using traditional methods. For Earth Day we will also discuss environmentally-friendly and non-toxic materials for painting. You will see some of the techniques I used to paint many of the illustrations in my books, and see samples of a new manuscript I am working on about oil painting. The wildflowers should be out and you can see 360-degree views of the Bay Area from this unique natural vantage point nestled in an urban setting. Future workshops about oil painting in the Bay Area will be announced.
Directions: From San Pablo Ave in Albany go west on either Marin/Buchanan, Solano, or Washington St. After 4 blocks go right (north) on Cerrito St and follow to T-intersection with Hillside Ave. Go left (southwest) on Hillside, then immediately right on Taft Ave. Follow Taft to the end at the top of Albany Hill. From I-80, take Buchanan St. exit to Albany, go east on Buchanan, left (north) on Jackson (before Gill Tract Farm), 2 blocks to Washington, go left (west) on Washington 1 block, right (north) on Cerrito St and follow to T-intersection with Hillside Ave. Go left (southwest) on Hillside, then immediately right on Taft Ave. Follow Taft to the end at the top of Albany Hill.
In cooperation with Friends of Albany Hill