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July 29th, once again I joined the artists from Art on The Farm at one of Marin Count’s organic farms.
Cow Track Ranch, is nestled in Nicasio’s rolling hills in the center of Marin. Owner, Liz Daniels had put out the welcome mat for artists to come do what they do! As a photographer with a bent toward travel and photojournalism, I found some wonderful subjects, not only the ranch the artists, themselves!
As I drove through the gate and and up the dirt road toward the ranch house and out buildings, I found several artists who had set up and were painting scenes from the many vistas along the road.
Sharon Skolnik-Bagnoli of West Marin was working on two watercolor sketches.
Down the road Deepa Jayanth was painting barefooted with a friend nearby.
Not far away Larkspur artist, Ann Switzer was painting a scenic pond.
When I got to the many ranch buildings . . .
I found Deborah Cushman painting a still life she had found in a scenic little greenhouse.
The night before they had opened Cow Track for a wedding reception which had been set up in the old barn. There were still paper lanterns floating above the floor which had been specially covered with straw for the previous night’s festivities.
To my delight I found an old boat residing at the far end of the barn … and right outside were several longhorns!
Around the corner was the green modern greenhouse, though at this time of the year all the seedlings had gone to new homes to set their roots down. Loved the group of odds and ends at the other end of the greenhouse and the “Farm Fresh” image.
As the shadows were growing long I left the ranch enclave and headed back down the road. Along the way and just up the hill was Colleen Proppé, Art on the Farm coordinator, catching the rich light at the end of the day.