Friday, October 4, 2013

Pastorino Farms, Half Moon Bay - Thursday, October 3, 2013

Our first "Fall Themed" paintsite found the group returning, after several years absence, to Half Moon Bay - The Pumpkin Capital of the World - to paint, what else, pumpkins!    Of course there were also pony rides, hay and train rides, a petting zoo, and almost as many children as pumpkins.
For additional information about Pastorino Farms, check out their website at:

Upcoming events - check the Watercolor Society website or October newsletter for details:
  • Thursday, October 17, 2013:  Saratoga History Park, Saratoga
  • Thursday, October 31, 2013:  Hike & Sketch -Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont 
Ongoing, -  through Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 46th Annual Member Show in the Rose Shenson Gallery at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara:

At work among the pumpkins ...  (photo by Anna Jacke)
At lunch after our labors ... (photo by Yan Zunkel)
Here are a few snapshots taken by Yan during the post-lunch critique ...
And here are some finished paintings ....
Leslie Grimm
The pumpkins are colorful in themselves, and the purple flowers behind them complement them perfectly!    Leslie
Dick Zunkel
Perfect weather and so many subjects to choose from!   The pottery was closed, so I opened it in my painting. Great fun at the pumpkin patch!     Dick
Jane Saltman
The Turban Gourd were a nice change from a morning of pumpkin painting.   Pastorino Farms.    Jane
Jane Saltman

Quick pen and watercolor sketch.   Pastorino Farms.     Jane

Brad Santos
 Two of the "Three Sisters" modestly posed for me.  Brad
Jenny Tero 
I have seen these little red and white structures passing Pastorinis on the way to Half Moon Bay many times, and have never stopped and looked around.  It is delightful place, admittedly more suited to kiddies, but there were some lovely features to paint.     Jenny

Jenny Tero
I loved the way this tractor seemed to be hiding amongst the corn and pumpkins. Jenny
Caroline Garbarino

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