Friday, January 31, 2014

Pastels at the Chumash Indian Museum

Field sketch by Donna Vis

On January 5, 2014, six of our members, headed over to the beautiful Chumash Indian Museum, for a beautiful day of plein air pastel painting. 

The museum is open to the public, Thursday through Sunday, from noon to 5pm. It's in the Thousand Oaks area, surrounded by acres of beautiful land, and wonderful old oak trees.

From the Chumash Indian Museum Website:
The Chumash Indian Museum is a historical site and living history center.

Off to find the perfect spot!

In this photo, below, Donna has found her spot. With lovely light and shadows to work from, She'd already begun her field sketch ...

Green is the prime color of the world,
and that from which its loveliness arises.
~Pedro Calderon de la Barca 

Another field sketch …  this one, a lovely grove of trees, by Lori Corradi.

Come forth into the light of things,
let nature be your teacher.
~William Wordsworth

The photographs in this post were taken by, Lori Corradi, Donna Vis and Lynn Simon. Thanks Ladies!

Twisted Sister, by Judy Koenig

Lori Corradi, Emily Goldfield, Donna Vis, Lynn Synn Syrne Simon, and Judy Koenig out among the oak trees!

Another shot of a few of the ladies, along with Morgan Alexandra Kari (in the glasses) who was also able to make the "paint out." Looks like it was a lovely day, ladies!

For more about the Chumash Indian Museum, visit their website, here.

It is not so much for its beauty 
that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts,
as for that subtle something,
that quality of air that emanation from old trees,
that so wonderfully
changes and renews weary spirit.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

Chumash Indian Museum Grounds by Lynn Byrne Simon

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