Saturday, February 25, 2012

Santa Clara Historic Railroad Station, February 23, 2012

This site was chosen for the opportunities available to try out some perspective challenges, along with a presentation, and a handout on basic perspective, and some "tools" to help get it all down on paper.

Another great day painting in the sunshine. We are having an early spring after a non-rain winter. Our paintsites group gathered in Santa Clara at the transit center. Morning commuter Caltrains thundered in and out, picking up and disgorging passengers traveling to and from San Francisco or the Peninsula. Buses came and went, a construction crew in hardhats worked nearby, and our artists tackled perspective. Leaders Jenny and Sylvia offered a wonderful concise lesson with handouts. I even received a nice plexiglass viewfinder for attending. This painting truly was a perspective challenge.   Mary Paquet

We had a fine day at the Santa Clara train station for the "perspective" refresher led by Jenny & Sylvia.     The venue worked particularly well as there was a range of small structures, simple to complex, on which to practice both one- or two-point perspective.      The "rules & principles" review was useful but I found the simple tools they'd made for us and then demonstrated to be even more helpful --- easy to use and very portable, I anticipate using them frequently in the future.    Brad Santos      

Jenny Tero   The yellows on the building were enhanced by the light shining through the trees at the end of the platform.

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