A Piece of History

“This past Father’s Day, I took off to explore Point Reyes Seashore National Park,” says Barbara Tapp. “Taking a road to the left, I drove across treeless windswept hills, past dairy farms, to the northern most tip of land overlooking Tomales Bay. There lay the old white clapboard 1850’s Pierce Ranch house and buildings set amongst a grove of Cypress trees. Once the main producer of butter for the city of San Francisco, the operation was sold and converted to producing cream in the early 1900s. The buildings reminded me of Andrew Wyeth country, and I couldn’t wait to get busy painting.”

“Broken Fences” (watercolor, 10 x 16 in.)

Broken Fences by Barbara Tapp won Best Plein Air Watercolor in the June 2022 PleinAir Salon

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PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly Editor-in-Chief With more than 20 years experience in art publishing, Kelly Kane has served previously as Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Acrylic Artist, and Pastel Journal. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education and art history. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Click here to send her an email.


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