Monday, September 9, 2013

Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont, Thursday, September 5, 2013

With many of the PaintOut regulars in Croatia for a real plein air adventure, for those left behind, it was a fine day for painting in another of the area's agricultural "remnant" parks:  a place to imagine, courtesy of period-costumed docents, what life was like a century or more ago in one of the rich farming areas around the South Bay; a working farm with livestock and a harvest underway; old farm equipment, train and horse-drawn wagon rides --- an opportunity to immerse oneself in a different pace of life perfectly attuned to plein air painting.

For additional information about Ardenwood, check out:

Upcoming Paint Outs:
  • Thursday,  September 19, 2013 - Gamble Gardens, Palo Alto
  • Saturday, September 21, 2013 - Santa Clara Railroad Depot & Museum, Santa Clara
  • Thursday, September 26, 2013 - Moran Lake, Santa Cruz
  • Friday & Saturday, September 27 - 28, 2013 - Annual Santa Cruz Paintout, Santa Cruz
Check the SCVWS website or September Newsletter for additional details

The Critique:  Sylvia and Marilyn can't believe what they see; it gives Liz a chill....
Marilyn Perry
Ardenwood Farm is such a large interesting place, and I have never visited it before, so I took a long time to stroll around before I settled on a subject and started drawing.  On my way out I purchased organic vegetables that had been grown on the farm, and they were all very delicious.     Marilyn

Liz Siegel
 Beautiful quiet morning at Ardenwood Farm. Liz

Brad Santos
The last time we were here I painted the grand front of the house (see Marilyn's & Liz's paintings above).   This time it was the more relaxed, but still elegant south side.   Next time maybe one of the "working" sides of the house.   Brad

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