Thursday, September 8, 2011

Gamble Gardens

Laurie Barna

"Daisy Delights" by Caroline Garbarino
 This site was such a wonderful experience -- a cool day, warm friends, and wise teachers! Caroline Garbarino

Anna Jacke

Brad Santos
Mercifully, the glorious bed of white phlox had finished blooming so I wasn't tempted by its' siren call to "paint me" and was spared yet another failure there.     And the Rouge Vif d'Etampes (Cinderella) pumpkin was still far from carriage size (makes you wonder if people in Cinderella's day were much smaller or the pumpkins much larger) so I passed on that too and went the safe route and painted the house --- not as stately as old buildings at some recent paint outs but very serene.  Brad Santos

Mission San Jose, Fremont

Laurie Barna

Brad Santos

 A very plain but interesting building and something of a challenge as it was difficult to find an unobstructed spot far enough from the building to see more than just a section of it --- I think we had paintings from every direction and angle as we all managed to cope.  Still, it was another very enjoyable summer day painting with the group.   Brad Santos

Lisha Wang

Sylvia Waddell    

Built in 1797 this Mission is a wonderful part of our history here in California. As Brad said, getting a view of the whole building is a bit tricky. Mine didn't come out as planned, but I enjoyed painting the view from the path in the old burial ground.  Sylvia Waddell