Martha Esch Paintings, etc.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My place in Locke, California October 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013





                                                 I'm a lucky Mom.

Sandy Beach Park in Rio Vista, Calif, down river about 15 miles


Our Mom in 1948


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Grand Island and Sutter Island

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sketches of Maria

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

PhotobucketHitchhiked in and out of all 48 Continenrtal USA by antique aeroplanes in 1988 with 200 aviators. Someday, soon, hopefully I'll complete my book about my journey in 1988. You can read excerpts of my rough draft on www.theaerodrome.com search on AAC Cadet Leader threads.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Watercolor Postcards in the Locke Meadows

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Friday, October 28, 2011

I'm hosting a fun painting trip to Wilbur Hot Springs...read details below...









Painting, Hiking & Hot Soaking Retreat at Wilbur Hot Springs ~ November 4, 5, 6 Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 4, 5 & 6, 2011


Wilbur Hot Springs, located about an hour north of Sacramento off the I-5 Williams, Ca exit. Wilbur’s hilly 1800 acre nature preserve provides stunningly beautiful hikes and scenes for pencil artists and painters. Add a massage, hot soaks, cool swims, good friends, good food and late night star gazing while you soak some more…and you have Heaven on earth!
Martha Esch, a lifelong artist, art teacher and Locke, Ca studio/gallery owner hosts exciting, fun paint-outs with guided drawing and painting exercises for artists of all skill levels. Participate in some or all of our group activities, including: hiking, soaking, sketching, painting, critiquing, star gazing, cooking, dining, acoustic music jam.
Retreat Schedule:
Friday 3 pm Arrive and check in anytime after 3 pm on Friday.
5:30 p.m. Welcome briefing from Martha on front porch, followed by group meal prep in Wilbur's big kitchen, then potluck dinner.
8 pm - Late night hot soaking and quiet star gazing in the hot spring flumes. (In the hot springs and pool area it’s clothing optional. Clothing required elsewhere.)
Saturday 7:30– 9 a.m. Soaking, swimming, painting, and breakfast.
10 am Group Hike. Along the way, a quick postcard watercolor demo, then all sketch or paint.
12:30 p.m. Group Lunch prep and dine together.
2 p.m. Sketching and watercolor painting demo by Martha at the bridge over the creek, near the pool. Then everyone paints their own chosen scenes. Individual guidance available. Take a break from painting and do another hot soak or two. Try out the different flumes to find your favorite temperature.
5-6:30 p.m. Potluck Dinner and constructive, friendly (optional) group critiques on our individual paintings.
7 pm Music jam, anyone? Borrow one of Wilbur’s acoustic instruments or bring your own. Meet at the piano.
Sunday 7:00-10 a.m. Breakfast, soaking, sketching, hiking and painting. Or, sleep in, and join us later - your choice. Noon – Group lunch prep, sharing and constructive casual art critiques while we eat. Our retreat ends after lunch on Sunday, but you are welcome to stay on Wilbur’s grounds until 5pm.
What to Bring? Wilbur is remote, so bring all you need for your weekend excursion: Groceries ~ Your own 2 day supply. Bring or cook up your potluck offering in Wilbur’s big kitchen -refrigerators provided.
Towel,
Slippers (Wilbur is shoes-off indoor, so slippers are nice),
Bathrobe,
Art supplies. Bring your paint kit. Or borrow some supplies from Martha, including student watercolors and brushes, etc., Comfortable walking or hiking shoes,
Flashlight,
Sunglasses,
Calling card for phone calls (no cell phone reception),
Water bottle,
Sleeping bag and pillow if you’ll be sleeping in the Bunk Room.
Costs:
Retreat Activities fee $30 payable at front desk when you check in.
Room Reservations: Reserve your private room or “bunk room” accommodations in the historic hotel directly through Wilbur staff at (530)473-2306.

Wilbur's room rates are at:

http://www.wilburhotsprings.com/hot-springs-rooms-rates.htm (You may also opt to stay just for the day and use the hot springs, and hiking and kitchen and dining facilities for the $50 day use fee, plus prorated activities fee, $15/day.)

Watch a beautiful slide show and see other Wilbur Hot Springs info at:


http://www.wilburhotsprings.com/
Please also RSVP Host, Martha at (916) 776-1000 on November 3rd, or send her an email to: aeroplane88[at]hotmail[dot]com (Fellow Hikers and Painters, I'm posting this on two other meetup sites and inviting anyone else who might be interested to join us. Please feel free to invite your friends or counterparts along. The more, the merrier.)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mary, 17.


My kids, Charlie and Mary, painting in the Locke alleyway next to Dick & Ann's.


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Music & Art Jams in Locke, California. Frequent guided painting hikes into the Meadows State Park. Wilbur Hot Springs Watercolor Workshops. Private / small group painting classes. Painting commisssions on most subjects. Martha (916) 776-1000 My original paintings website