We will continue to publish the weekly blog during the "Shelter in Place" requirements while Thursday and Weekend paintsites are cancelled. We invite paintsite artists to paint or sketch on your own time during the week, pick one painting from that week and submit it by Saturday of that week. Here are some guidelines:
- submit a photo of your artwork for the blog to email@example.com
- include your name and any comments e.g. location, date or what inspired you
- photos which are cropped and ready to upload are preferred
- painting/sketching subjects might include objects or views in your garden, views from your window, house plants, or something inspired by personal photographs
For information about upcoming paintsites (when possible) and SCVWS activities (including online activities), see the SCVWS website or the April newsletter for details.
Take care, stay well, and for any concerns or questions regarding the cancellations or blog posts, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Several of the paintings shown here have editor's comments.
|Alison's Camelia sketches including the model|
|Brad's "Time is?"|
|"Time for Flowers" by Brad|
|Arizona Cactus by Tanvi|
|Toni's painting, front yard.|
*Formerly grass, now drought resistant rainbow of color
|Floral detail by Toni|
*During the "Shelter in Place" era, a front yard is ideal for plein-air painting
Dick's plein-air sketchbook painting of Alpine Creek at Sam McDonald Heritage Grove
We chose a spot where there would be no people. The park was closed so parked and painted from the side of the road.
|Salinda's plein air painting of Alpine Creek|
*Two people, same scene, different interpretation
|Indira's Sierra Nevada Scene |
*The boulders in this painting give it an abstract cubism look.
Sham's Utah scene*This painting really captures the ochre shades of Utah.
The foreground greenery is complementary with the background ochre.
|Leslie's painting of Shoreline Amphitheater |
*This painting is more dramatic and interesting than the photo. (below)
|Leslie's photo of Shoreline area|
|Lorraine's Forsythia and Ceanothus|
*A "textbook" example of complementary colors with a warm middle ground
Plein-air painting by Jane S in the Stanford Cactus Garden last Thursday
Jane says, "One sure way to ensure people stay their distance is to surround yourself with cacti.”
|Western Bluebird by Marilyn|
Marilyn says, "In honor of the live video bird sketching class that Edward Rooks taught this week at Laguna Seca, I painted a Western bluebird. I photographed this bluebird at Belgatos Park last spring."
|Bhutan Garden, From a personal photo by Elaine|
|Maryknoll Tower plein air by Jane P|