Friday, October 18, 2013

Saratoga History Museum - Thursday, October 17, 2013

An absolutely perfect day for watercolor painting plein air:  Jenny & Sylvia selected a wonderful paintsite (which I'm sure many of us have often driven by without really noticing or assessing its merits as a subject), paper dried when it was supposed to, and the sun stayed at our backs the whole day.   The site is pretty small which made for a cozy group and a bit more peering over shoulders and interaction than normal - a nice change from paint sites where we're spread out all over.

And, a bonus, right next door to the Museum is the Saratoga Friends of the Library Bookstore  which a number of us couldn't resist visiting as they have a reputation for having high quality art books at low prices.

For more information about the Saratoga History Foundation Museum, check out:
(There is a small parking lot next to the Museum and a public parking lot behind the Fire Station across the street.)

Upcoming Paintouts:
  • Thursday, October 31st - Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont  (Jenny's back so it's time for a Fifth Thursday Hike-and-Sketch - wear hiking shoes and pack light.)
  • Thursday, November 7th - Byington Winery, Los Gatos
  • Thursday, November 21st, Roberto-Sunol Adobe, San Jose
  • 46th Annual Member Show - through Saturday, October 26th (there's still time to vote for your favorite painting) - Rose Shenson Gallery, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara.  
As always, check out the Society website ( or the Newsletter for more information.

We need a sign -- "Artists at Work" (and maybe orange vests?) ...

some contented artists after the critique
Here are some snapshots taken during the critique (check back later when the completed paintings will be shown) ...
And some of the completed paintings...
Dick Zunkel 
Another perfect day for painting with flawless weather and perfect light with the autumn sun.     Dick
Mary Paquet
We had a beautiful fall day for painting. I loved the colorful artist painting amidst the flowers.    Mary
Anna Jacke

Brad Santos
The History Museum is such a serene little compound that it was easy to shut out the vehicle noise on Hwy 9 which runs in front of the site.    Brad

A perfect weather day and a beautiful spot.  The roses were glorious at the side of the white cottage.  Who would have thought this was Silicon Valley!    Jenny
Liz Siegel

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for capturing the beauty of the Saratoga Historical Park. Wonderful paintings!!
    Annette-- Saratoga History Museum volunteer