Friday, July 12, 2013

Lexington Reservoir County Park, Los Gatos, July 11, 2013

The "June Gloom" burned off just as we got there and set up on a shady hillside overlooking the lake.   Just beyond the opposite shore, traffic on Highway 17 kept up a distant but incessant rumble.  On the lake itself, a Los Gatos Rowing Club "8" in training went back and forth just below us --- an unexpected bonus which we found irresistible and many of us just had to put it into our paintings.

For additional information about Lexington Reservoir, see:
(Note: there is a $6 day use fee payable at the first facility once in the park.   There is no fee collection machine or Ranger at the Miller Point day use area where we painted.)

Upcoming Paint-Outs:
  • Anna Cook's "Mexican Garden", Saratoga - Thursday, July 18
  • Rosicrucian Museum, San Jose - Saturday, July 20
  • SCVWS Ice Cream Social, Los Altos - Saturday, August 3 (Note: must RSVP by July 20)
See the SCVWS Website or Newsletter for details.

Our morning's efforts - photo by Yan Zunkel

The following images were taken during our critique session --- check back for the finished (accurately scanned or photographed) works, as they trickle in ... 



And here are some of the "finished" paintings ........

Dick Zunkel
How many times have I driven by this site and never explored it? This is one of the many advantages of the Society's plein-air paint-outs, we find so many treasured subjects in our own back yard.    Dick

Grace Tang

Painting by the reservoir overlooking beautiful mountains and wineries, combined with regular laughter from the rowers and paddlers in their boats speeding by the reservoir was an exotic experience!   It brings you to the Land of Make Believe...Not only does the reservoir provide water to the silicon valley, it is stocked with a variety of sought after fishes.   It was a beautiful day to visit the reservoir and to paint with fellow artists.

Brad Santos
 We watched two very different worlds --- the rowers on the lake and the vehicles on Hwy 17 --- passing in review from our serene hillside sanctuary.    Brad
Sylvia Waddell
I had fun creating several sketches of our artists' silhouettes as they painted. This one is Elaine, Dick, Yan and Broncha.

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