Sunday, November 17, 2019

North Charleston Slough, Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve, Thursday, November 14, 2019

Many thanks to Edward Rooks, naturalist and Painsites artist, for leading the North Bay paint site this Thursday. The Charleston Slough, situated on the beautiful Palo Alto Baylands,  is a perfect location for panoramic views of marshland habitat as well as the distant East Bay Hills and the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west. The large ponds, Adobe Creek and Casey Forebay are all effected by the tides and provide excellent habitat for overwintering and migrating birds .


For more photos from our paint site, see Edward Rooks's Flickr album:


Upcoming paintsites:  See the SCVWS website or the November Newsletter for details.
  • Saturday, Nov 16, Folger Estate, Woodside
  • Thursday, Nov 21, View of Hayes Mansion from Edenvale Gardens Regional Park, San Jose
  • Thursday, Dec 5, Wildwood Park, Saratoga
  • Thursday, Dec 12, Historic Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale
  • Thursday, Dec 19, Central Wholesale Nursery, San Jose

Artists and their artwork:

Paintsites' artist Tanvi at Charleston Slough, Palo Alto Baylands













Carol 

Charleston Slough by Carol 

Claudia 

Claudia's sketch of Charleston Slough 

Claudia's painting of Charleston Slough

Edward's painting of Charleston Slough

Elaine 

Elaine's sketches of shorebirds and waterfowl

Elaine's watercolor sketch of Casey Forebay

Elaine's painting of Casey Forebay

Lauren's watercolor of the Shorebirds at Casey Forebay

Lorraine

Lorraine's painting of the view of Casey Forebay

XL

XL's painting of the Baylands

XL's painting of Shoreline Lake

Joe's watercolor of the Bayland's Byxbee Park 

Paintsites' artitsts Elaine, Claudia and Lorraine display their artwork




Pebble Beach Private Residence, Monterey Peninsula, Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thank you very much Julie for welcoming our Paintsites group to your beautiful home in Pebble Beach. As Cindy had promised the view was truly spectacular along with your charming house and gardens. Thanks Cindy for bringing this opportunity to our attention and for helping organize the day.  

The weather forecast was for cloudy skies and there was even a possibility of being socked in by fog. Luckily the fog kept it's distance and by late morning we were graced by intermittent sun. Most artists set up on the patio area (surrounded by oaks, cypress and Monterey pine), taking in the views of distant Carmel and the Carmel Highlands while others focused on the property's historic residence (eclectic Spanish) and terraced garden.


Upcoming paintsites:  See the SCVWS website or the November Newsletter for details.
  • Saturday, Nov 16, Folger Estate, Woodside
  • Thursday, Nov 21, View of Hayes Mansion from Edenvale Gardens Regional Park, San Jose
  • Thursday, Dec 5, Wildwood Park, Saratoga
  • Thursday, Dec 12, Historic Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale
  • Thursday, Dec 19, Central Wholesale Nursery, San Jose

Artists and their artwork:

Southwest view from the Pebble Beach paint site

Julie (our hostess), Cindy and Jane



Annie

Annie's painting of distant Carmel Beach and Highlands

Cindy

Cindy's watercolor of the residence

Dick and Salinda

Dick's watercolor of misty Carmel Highlands 

Salinda's watercolor of  the view of Carmel and the distant highlands

Indira

Indira's watercolor of the bay and distant Point Lobos

Jayne and Annie 
Jayne's watercolor of Carmel Beach and Highlands 

Jane S.

Paintsites artists on the upper patio

Kaaren's first painting of the patio view

Kaaren's watercolor of the view looking south-southeast

Kaaren's third painting looking northwest

Liz
Liz's sketches of the distant Point Lobos and views around the garden

Lois's sketch of the patio and the distant view

Lois's sketch of Carmel and the distant hills

Matt

Sham

Artists painting from the upper patio

Paintsites artists viewing their artwork