Friday, September 20, 2013

Gamble Garden, Palo Alto, Thursday, September 19, 2013

With the wonderful Summer of 2013 winding down, the Watercolor Society plein air painters visited the always popular Gamble Gardens in Palo Alto.       The only disappointment was that those hoping to paint the Cinderella pumpkins,a favorite in past years, were foiled by the young gardeners who'd planted the big squash joyously harvesting their crop.    Fortunately, there was much more to paint: the Gamble House itself, the challenging Gazebo and its cloak of the spectacular Porcelain Berries, the zinnia beds, several formal gardens, fountains and walks ...

For more information about the Gamble Gardens, please check out:
Artists are always welcome - just don't set-up on the bricks or tiles (stay on the paths) and don't dump your waste water on the property or in the restrooms.

Upcoming events not to be missed:
  • Thursday, September 26 - Saturday, September 28, 2013:   Annual Santa Cruz Paint Out - check the Society website or September Newsletter for details.
  • Saturday, October 5, 2013:  Annual Show Reception & Awards - 1:00 - 3:30, Rose Shenson Gallery, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara

Lunch & critique
still critiquing - missed Caroline the first time

porcelain berries!

Some of our finished work:
Dick Zunkel
 Media: Brush pen and ink with watercolor wash.   I created the falling water by scratching the paper surface with a knife point.  Great fun at Gamble Gardens!     Dick
Mary Raftery
Caroline Garbarino
Always a symbolist, I chose the artichoke because it is a flower and delicious edible that can protect itself.   Thank you for the meditative beauty and warm community of yet another wonderful paintout. Caroline
Brad Santos
Thought I'd try something more intimate this time.   Unfortunately, intimate, in this instance, doesn't mean simple or easy.    Brad

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