Dotty and Sierra
In spite of the threat of rain, I joined a group of 15 artists at the Visitor Center of Hearst Castle. Friends of Hearst Castle and the YMCA's Centennial Park Office sponsored an ArtReach mentoring program where we spent several hours with middle-school aged students. Sierra Mosley, a talented and enthusiastic 12 year-old, and I set up our art supplies outside as she was excited to try out plein air painting. For two hours we shared the process of pastel painting and she completed a lovely pastel of the castle in the distance with green hills and dramatic clouds.