Thursday, February 6, 2014

Carmelite Monastery, Santa Clara, Thursday, February 6, 2014

Big, big storm last night and this morning.   Biggest in years.  Maybe biggest of the century.   (Well, maybe not.)    Still --- if you'd expected to find intrepid Watercolor Society plein air painters Lisha, Iris, Helen, Liz, and Sylvia hunkered down in their nice warm studios you'd have been be wrong.    No better place to be when the heavens open than the grounds of the serene Carmelite Monastery in Santa Clara.    And that's where they were!

For more information about the beautiful Carmelite Monastery see:
Upcoming Paintouts:
  • Saturday, February 15, 2014:  Casa Grande Almaden Quicksilver Museum, New Almaden
  • Thursday, February 20, 2014:   Friends Meeting House, San Jose
  • Friday, February 28, 2014:  Registration Deadline for Palo Alto Baylands Members Show
  • Saturday, March 15, 2014:  Reception for Palo Alto Baylands Members Show
For details, see the SCVWS February Newsletter.

Iris and Lisha taking a break


Helen focusing on the west wall of the chapel and the campanile
It was bliss to be painting outdoors, and the rain held off for us. I have painted the Monastery building itself on past visits, so this time I focused on the view past the olive trees to one of the many statues in the garden.

Liz Siegel
A very gray day at the Monastery.   Liz

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