Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fort Baker Victorian

Were these buildings, which are now used for tourists, considered 'Victorian' housing when this was a military base? Ft Baker is at the beginning of the bay around from Golden Gate Bridge. There are many wonderful places to paint, including the lighthouse under the Golden Gate. You can protect yourself from breezes or sun with all of the buildings. Fort Baker has become a popular spot for children and tourists.
This was another Sausalito outing for our group and we all found something different to paint. I wished afterward that I chose a structure with more sunlight on the front so that I could detail with the cast shadows. My original sketch had a porch on the sunny side which I changed as I was dealing with the trees and shrubs. I am partial to structure rather than vegetation. This is a vertical format.

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