Saturday, July 02, 2011

Los Olivos Quickdraw

August is going to be a busy month. I was fortunate to be invited to paint in the Quickdraw event in Los Olivos on Saturday, August 20. The event will begin around 10am and will be followed up with a live auction and then paintings by the artists on display at St. Marks In The Valley Episcopal church right down the street from the Quickdraw. This event usually draws a great crowd and is the highlight of art events in Los Olivos. Los Olivos is very laid back and has all the charm of a small town life. There are plenty of wine tasting rooms and art can be seen at Gallery Los Olivos, Youngs Gallery and the Wildling Museum. It's a cool little town. 
 Ted Goerschner and Marylin Simandle painting it up
There are some real favorites of mine in this event, Ted Goerschner, Richard Greene, Joe Mancuso, Joe Milazzo, Marylin Simandle just to name a few. I've met Milazzo and Richard Greene...nice guys. Many of the other artists I know very well and have much repsect for.

Gordon Luce starting to add detail after block-in
In the past they have also had Gordon Luce and Mark Greenaway whose work I like a lot too. I'm not sure why they are missing this years event.

Here is some more info on the event....
The day will feature live music, a silent auction, and more Quick Draw artists' paintings offered for sale nearby at St. Mark's In The Valley Episcopal Church. The Los Olivos Rotary will be offering lunch for sale too!
Come early and spend the weekend! Friday night a special preview Wine & Dessert Show will be held 7:00-8:30 p.m. at St. Mark's. Pre-sale preview tickets can be purchased for $20.
Tickets at the door: $25

Participating Quick Draw Artists
Vicki Andersen, Betty Carr, Howard Car,; Gwen Cates, Jim Farnum, Julie Fish, Priscilla Fossek, Ted Goerschner, Richard M. Greene, Ron Guthrie, Gary R. Johnson, Sheryl Knight, Lee Kromschroeder, George Lockwood, Joe Mancuso, Joe Milazzo, Vel Miller, Linda Mutti, Richard A. Myer, Cathy Quiel, Camille Renga-Dellar, Ray Sevilla, Marilyn Simandle, and BJ Stapen.


Anonymous said...

Ron, this sounds like a fantastic event! You are keeping very good company (so much so, that I may have to stop commenting on your blog)!!!! If any of Marilyn's watercolour (or oil) techniques rub off....please wing them my way (lol).....

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Maggie,
I am very much the rookie with these artists, hahaha. I've done plein air but never been in a quickdraw with a crowd looking on and gives you 60 minutes to paint a complete painting so it should get interesting. I don't think my best alla prima works were done that fast. It should be a lot of fun though and I'm looking forward to it.
If I learn anything from Marilyn I'll be sure and pass it on to you Maggie.

Marian Fortunati said...

Sounds like a fabulous event, Ron. Congratulations!!!

It was great talking with you, meeting your wife and other relatives and seeing your beautiful work on Saturday!

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Marian,
It is always good to see you at these events. I wish we would have had more time to are always doing so many "art" things and it would have been fun to hear more of the details behind them.

Your painting was great to see in person. There were some really nice pieces at this show. I've yet to work on more coastal scenes which I'm dying to do but there are so many things going on.
Need more hands!