Saturday, January 11, 2020

Sikh Gurdwara Temple, San Jose, Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thursday's paint site started cold and grey; grew colder and greyer with rain (causing some of us to retreat to our cars and others into the Dining Hall where our gracious Sikh hosts offered us hot tea); then, warmed up and back outside where, still cold, the sun had broken thru -- the sky was a brilliant blue, the clouds bold, and the gold domes of the Temple positively glowing -- we were able to continue painting. Then, our work done, it was back into the Dining Hall where we were served a delicious lunch. It's the challenges and subsequent rewards of painting on such a day (including the  effects of unplanned rain drops) that makes the Thursday Paintsites so special. And even more so when it's with such a wonderful group of fellow artists!


Upcoming paintsites:  See the SCVWS website or the November Newsletter for details:
  • Thursday, Jan 16, Don Edwards Environmental Education Centrer, Alviso
  • Saturday, Jan 18, SCVWS Annual Holiday Party
  • Thursday, Jan 23, Emma Prusch Farm, San Jose
  • Thursday, Jan 30, TBD rain makeup day
  • Thursday, Feb 6, Arastradero Preserve Parking lot, Palo Alto
  • Thursday, Feb 13, Santa Cruz Arboretum, Santa Cruz
  • Thursday, Feb 20, San Mateo County Courthouse, Redwood City
  • Saturday, Feb 22, Along the Alameda, San Jose
  • Thursday, Feb 27, TBD rain make up day

Don't forget: The annual holiday party is next Saturday,  Jan 18 from 11 am - 2:30 pm.  Bring sketchbooks and/or matted artwork to display on the raised stage area at the back of the hall. Please make sure your work is labeled with your name and phone number. Also, to participate in  the painting exchange  bring a water media painting in this year's theme 'STARS', on a 4"x 6" watercolor paper. For more information on the annual party and the location see the SCVWS website.


Artists and their artwork:

Brad's watercolor sketch of the Sikh Gurdwara Temple


Paintsite artists Alison, Mindy, Sham, Brad, Elaine and Indira prepare to paint
at the Gurdwara Temple, ignoring the ominous rain clouds in the distance




Helen

Helen's watercolor of the Gurdwara Temple

Kathy's watercolor sketch of a section of the temple

Alison's watercolor sketch of a temple archway

Brad takes shelter during the mid morning downpour

Indira and Elaine. One solution to painting in a the rain shower

Elaine's watercolor of the temple with some rain drop effects

Annie's solution to painting in the rain

Cindy

Cindy's watercolor of the hillside behind the Gurdwara Temple 


Indira's watercolor of the Gurdwara Temple

Jane's value study sketch of the temple with special effects from the rain!

Tanvi's watercolor focusing of the temple domes and archways

Sham's painting of the Sikh Gurdwara Temple 






Saturday, January 4, 2020

Stanford Red Barn, Stanford, Thursday, January 2, 2020



The Victorian style Red Barn, built between 1878 and 1880, is rich in history from Leland Stanford's world famous horses to Eadweard Muybridge's experiments in motion photography. Today the Red Barn is the Stanford Intercollegiate Riding and Equestrian Center. For more information on the history of the Stanford Red Barn please refer to the following link:

Don't forget: The annual holiday party is Jan 18 from 11 am - 2:30 pm.  RSVP by Jan 9 and bring sketchbooks and/or matted artwork to display on the raised stage area at the back of the hall. Please make sure your work is labeled with your name and phone number. Also, to participate in  the painting exchange  bring a watermedia painting in this year's theme 'STARS', on a 4"x 6" watercolor paper. For more information on the annual party see the SCVWS website.
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Upcoming paintsites:  See the SCVWS website or the November Newsletter for details:
  • Thursday, Jan 9, Sikh Gurdwara, San Jose 
  • Thursday, Jan 16, Don Edwards Environmental Education Centrer, Fremont
  • Saturday, Jan 18, SCVWS Annual Holiday Party
  • Thursday, Jan 23, Emma Prusch Farm, San Jose
  • Thursday, Jan 30, TBD rain makeup day

Artists and their artwork:

Brad's watercolor sketch of the rear entrance to the Stanford Red Barn

Claudia's ink collage of horses

Joe's watercolor of the front view of the Stanford Red Barn
Joe's second watercolor of the Red Barn

Joe

Elaine G's watercolor of a rider and horse in the exercise paddock

Elaine G's second watercolor of a paddock rider and her horse
Linda P's watercolor of the Red Barn with a glimpse of the inside stables


Linda, Kaaren, Toni and XL

XLs painting of the Stanford Red Barn

Susan BG's watercolor of a paddock area

Lorraine's painting of the Stanford Red Barn

Lorraine

Jane's watercolor sketch of the statue of Electioneer near the Stanford Red Barn

Helen and Laurie
Tanvi's watercolor of the Stanford Red Barn

Tanvi

Paintsite artists take a lunch break on the bleachers in front of the Stanford Red Barn


Sunday, December 22, 2019

Central Wholesale Nursery, San Jose, Thursday, December 19, 2019


Yet another rain-free Thursday and today we were blessed with sunny skies and warm temperatures. Many thanks to Central Wholesale Nursery for welcoming us back for another year of painting among their beautifully displayed plants. With the large acreage of this privately run nursery we could set up easily and paint open vistas with swaths of color or focus on individual potted plants from the nurseries' diverse selection.
For more information on Central Wholesale Nursery check out the following link:
https://www.centralwholesalenursery.com/types-of-plants

For more photos of the Central Wholesale Nursery check out Edward Rooks' Flickr account:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/edwardrooks/albums/72157712279934072

HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY HOLIDAY BREAK


Upcoming paintsites:  See the SCVWS website or the November Newsletter for details:

  • Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 Stanford Red Barn, Palo Alto
  • Thursday, Jan 9, Sikh Gurdwara, San Jose 
  • Thursday, Jan 16, Don Edwards Environmental Education Centrer, Fremont
  • Thursday, Jan 23, Emma Prusch Farm, San Jose
  • Thursday, Jan 30, TBD rain makeup day

Artists and their artwork:


Annie's watercolor of Central Wholesale Nursery

Annie

Cindy's watercolor of the Central Wholesale Nursery

Cindy

Claire's watercolors of festive cyclamens

Claire's second page of watercolor sketches

Claudia's watercolor of nursery plants and a mysterious bunny

Claudia's watercolor of landscape ornaments, east meets west 

Claudia

Dick's watercolor of  birds within a bird ceramic 

Salinda's watercolor sketches of nursery plants

Dick and Salinda

Edward's watercolor of Central Wholesale Nursery

Edward

Elaine's watercolor of a Red Flyer wagon and Japanese maples

Elaine

Helen's watercolors of nursery plants

Helen

Iris's watercolor of nursery plants
Indira's watercolor of the pansy display

Indira's painting of fruit on a potted lemon tree

Sham's watercolor of a palm

Indira

Sham

Toni's watercolor of the view from the natives section

Toni

XL's watercolor of cacti and succulents

XL

Elaine, Annie, Kathy and Jane
Lauries poinsettias painted from inside the show room


Display of ceramics sold at the Central Wholesale Nursery

Paintsites artists sharing artwork from Central Wholesale Nursery