Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Weekend Site. Rengstorff House April 20, 2013

It was a beautiful warm spring day, and Mountain View's Shoreline Park was a whirlwind of activity with aquatic lessons, sailing, standup paddleboarding, windsurfing, pedal boating, canoeing, bicycling, hiking, bird watching, and picnicking all taking place at once.  Most of the eleven plein air painters enjoyed painting in the gentility and relative tranquility of the beautiful gardens of the Rengstorff House, one of the finest examples of Victorian Italianate architecture on the West coast. Adding to the ambience were the ladies in Victorian costumes who arrived to prepare the "Spring Melody Tea" to be served in the house that afternoon.

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- Marilyn Perry

Rengstoff House Paintsite, April 20, 2013

Marilyn Perry
When I attended a docent-led tour of the Rengstorff House in the past, I was told that the very fancy entrance in the front was mostly for show, and everyone actually used the side entrance which I painted.  With the beautiful garden, gloriously blooming roses on extensive trellis, and red rhododendron about to bloom, I found the side entrance to be very inviting, indeed. - Marilyn

Broncha Berger

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