Saturday, December 3, 2011

Santa Cruz Mission, 1st December 2011

Our plein air painting was made extra challenging today by gusty winds that had us clutching on to our hats and painting supplies. However, the sun was shining, the sky was a brilliant blue, and the little square at Santa Cruz Mission provided an abundance of painting material for us to enjoy.
Our group gathered for a festive lunch in the courtyard of the Mission. Everyone brought some food to share and there were all sorts of homemade goodies to enjoy. Our members have great skills in addition to painting! Thanks to everyone for sharing and making the day a fun trip out.

Leslie Grimm, Holy Cross Church

Laurie Barna, Santa Cruz Mission & Mission Plaza

Janice Faulstich

Mary Raftery

Brad Santos
Brad: Beautiful day, albeit a bit windy, in a hidden little corner of Santa Cruz.    I'd seen the Holy Cross Church many times and always admired it from the highway but never made the effort to see it up close.   I think it looks better from afar.   I painted the Mission reconstruction after lunch --- I think the sugar rush from all of the wonderful desserts the group brought helped me finish the painting in record time.    Maybe sometime we can have a dessert 'paint-out' where we lay out the desserts in some scenic location, paint the spread as a still life, then dig in.
Sylvia Waddell - Watercolor Canvas

The Adobe at Santa Cruz Mission, Jenny Tero

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