|A closer look|
I am very grateful to Gilroy Gardens to give us this opportunity to explore the park for an hour before the families arrived and to paint in such a beautiful garden setting. Even though everyone has to walk past Claudia's Garden to enter the park, I sat in quite a secluded spot, and only three families asked to see what I was doing. I was very happy to show the children my painting in progress and to encourage them in their own artistic pursuits. It wasn't until I got home that I read the back of my name tag that said that the purpose of "Art in the Park" is "so that children can be exposed to art in this environment. Marilyn
Then, I saw the gigantic ducks that floated up close to the waterfall and obviously their incongruousness felt very attractive!
At lunch, Sylvia showed her painting of the hot air balloon ride - the viewpoint was so intriguing, I had to give it a quick attempt and so I did! Uma