Thursday, February 20, 2014

Friends Meeting House, San Jose, Thursday, February 20, 2014

In keeping with the spirit of the Winter Olympics, this posting will emphasize Artists in Action!    No boring lunch or critique photos --- there's a live brush in every hand.

For more information about the Friends Meeting House and the Friends beliefs, see: 

Upcoming Paintouts and related events:
  • Friday, February 28, 2014:  Registration Deadline for Palo Alto Baylands Members Show
  • Thursday, March 6, 2014:  Sunnyvale Heritage Orchard.   Also at this Paintsite, at 10:00 AM, Early Drop-off for the Palo Alto Baylands Show
  • Friday, March 7, 2014:  11:00 AM - noon: Baylands Show Final Drop-off at the EcoCenter
  • Saturday, March 15, 2014:  Weekend Paintout - Stanford University Main Quad
  • Saturday, March 15, 2014:  Reception for Palo Alto Baylands Members Show 1:00 - 3:00 PM
For details, see the SCVWS website or March Newsletter. 

Here we are:   (Most of us chose to capture the sunny east side and shaded (north) front of the Meeting House.   We had a good sized group - too many more and we'd have been elbowing each other for the prime spots - just like Short Track Speedskating.)
Left to right:  Sylvia, John, Mary, Helen, Flo, & Lisha
Left to right:  Sylvia, Mary, Iris, Flo, Lisha & Marilyn
Left to right:  Lisha, Marion, Marilyn & Caroline

 And here's what we painted ...
Mary Paquet

The Friends Meeting House, the oldest in California, is a little gem tucked away on a residential street. I enjoyed discovering and painting it.    Mary
John Ediger

John Ediger

Sylvia Waddell
Good company, good view, lots of fun painting outdoors, as always.  Thanks Brad for taking the photos!
Joanne Pommers
Caroline Garbarino
Dear Sylvia, Inside the Quaker meeting house, there is a library with books from almost all of the world's great religions.   In my painting, I wanted to convey that one could open the door of his mind here.  Thank you for the provocative experience, Caroline.  

Marilyn Perry




Brad Santos
This was a day to try something different:   pencil sketch only, no ink outline, and largest brush (#14)  only = faster but with less control.   This is going to take more practice.   Still, a great day painting with friends at the Friends.   Brad. 

1 comment:

  1. These little gems have a real sense of place. Thanks, Sylvia and Brad, for a great day of painting. The photos are lovely, Brad. I am especially taken with group picture -- the reds are so striking I had to look twice to make sure it was not a painting!