Saturday, February 15, 2020

UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, Santa Cruz, Thursday, February, 13, 2020


Our 2020 UC Santa Cruz Arboretum Paintsite was just as delightful as our visit two years ago. In addition to having the largest selection of Proteas in the world, other than South Africa, the arboretum has hundreds other Mediterranean plant species including those found in the beautiful terraced succulent garden, and is an excellent spot for bird watching. Many thanks to the Arboretum staff and volunteers for accommodating our large enthusiastic group of painters. For more information on the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum check out the following link:

Several of the photos taken at our Paintsites are taken by naturalist, artist and photographer, Edward Rooks. Please check out his Flickr album for more photos of this Paintsite:

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

  • Thursday, Feb 20, San Mateo County Courthouse, Redwood City
  • Saturday, Feb 22, The Alameda, San Jose
  • Thursday, Feb 27, The Alameda, San Jose
  • Thursday, March 5, Los Gatos Creek Trail Hike and Sketch, Los Gatos
  • Thursday, March12, Santa Clara Central Park, Santa Clara
  • Thursday, March 19, Los Altos Heritage Orchard, Los Altos 
  • Thursday, March 26, Kirk-Farrington House, San Jose

Other News
Be sure to check out the May Silicon Valley Open Studio listings for Paintsites members including Edward Rooks, Annie Haines, Elaine Gladstone, Kathy Kleinsteiber, Tanvi Buch and John Ediger:
There will be a free Picasso Exhibit at PACE Gallery at 2229 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto. Runs until mid February, hours 11am to 4pm.

Artists and their artwork:

Protea flower at the UCSC Arboretum by Lora

Flowering acacia by Indira

Indira in the UCSC Arboretum Australian Garden

The Australian Garden by Brad

Brad

Cindy's watercolor of the garden interpretive center

Claudia's watercolor of a volunteer in garden 

The Owl Observatory and Succulent Garden by Dick

Elaine's watercolor sketches from the arboretum

Elaine's second watercolor

Elaine G

Dick (front), Tanvi, Elaine and Annie

Helen's painting of Leucadendron flowers

Helen

Jane S's watercolor of  Wooly Orange Banksia flowers

Jane S's watercolor sketch of the Australian Garden

Jane S, Paintsites Co-coodinator

Lorraine's painting of the Australian Garden

The Owl Observatory by Salinda 

Salinda
Liz's watercolors of Sweet Appleberry and Cone Bush flowers

Liz

Annie's watercolor of a potted cactus  

Sham's watercolor sketches of cacti in the Succulent Garden

The Succulent Garden and Observatory by Tanvi

Tanvi






Our lunchtime visitor

Paintsites artists at lunch

Paintsites art on display

Paintsites artists sharing artwork




Sunday, February 9, 2020

Pearson-Arastradero Preserve, Thursday, February 6, 2020


You really don’t need to go much further than the parking lot to appreciate this preserve’s beautiful rolling landscape. It just so happened that everyone else and their dog wanted to visit the Pearson-Arastradero Preserve on this warm sunny day. Parking was a bit of an issue but in the end everyone found parking and a place to settle down and paint.  Some of the more adventurous chose to explore the Redtail Loop Trail while others took advantage of the shade near the Ranger Station. For more on the Pearson-Arastradero Preserve go the following link:

Several of the photos taken at our Paintsites are taken by naturalist, artist and photographer, Edward Rooks. Please check out his Flickr album for more wonderful photos of this paintsite:


Upcoming paintsites:  See the SCVWS website or the February Newsletter for details:
  • Thursday, Feb 13, Santa Cruz Arboretum, Santa Cruz
  • Thursday, Feb 20, San Mateo County Courthouse, Redwood City
  • Saturday, Feb 22, The Alameda, San Jose
  • Thursday, Feb 27, The Alameda, San Jose
  • Thursday, March 5, Los Gatos Creek Trail Hike and Sketch, Los Gatos
  • Thursday, March12, Santa Clara Central Park, Santa Clara
  • Thursday, March 19, Los Altos Heritage Orchard, Los Altos 
  • Thursday, March 26, Kirk-Farrington House, San Jose
Other notices:  There will be a free Picasso Exhibit at PACE Gallery at 2229 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto. Runs until mid February, hours 11am to 4pm.

Artists and their artwork:


Elaine G's watercolor painted  from the Redtail Trail, Pearson-Arastradero Preserve 

Elanie G (on the right) with her new umbrella, Mindy and Alison 




View of the Ranger Station from the Redtail Loop Trail 

Alison's watercolor of the preserve

Alison's horses horsing around

Alison using her watercolor splatter technique

Alison


Edward's painting of the pasture viewed from the Redtail Trail
Edward's watercolor of the Pearson- Arastradero Preserve

Edward

Brad's watercolor sketch of cyclists on the trail

Helen's painting of the Pearson- Arastradero Preserve

Indira's watercolor of the preserve looking west

Jane S's watercolor of the view looking towards the ranger station

Jane S, Paintsite Co-coordinator

Kaaren's watercolor of Pearson- Arastradero Preserve

Kaaren's 2nd watercolor of the Preserve

Kaaren

Mindy's watercolor of the Preserve's rolling hills

Mindy

Caroline's watercolor the preserve

Sasha's watercolor of the Preserve

Sasha

Sham's watercolor of the view from the ranger station patio

Sham

Susan BG's Watercolor

Susan BG

Wendy's watercolor sketch of the Preserve 

Wendy

Lunch at the ranger station



Paintsite artists display their artwork