Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hakone Gardens, Saratoga, Thursday, March 20, 2014

First day of Spring, Hakone Gardens in all it's glory; was that a plein air watercolorist's dream scenario or what!    Thanks to Kay Duffy who arranged for the Paintsites group's visit.     (Wonder if Kay arranged the perfect weather too.)

For more information about Hakone Gardens, go to:

Upcoming Paintsites:
  • Thursday, March 27, 2014: Special - Jane Kwant's Garden
  • Thursday, April 3, 2014: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014: AeroDynamic Aviation, Reid-Hillview Airport, San Jose
  • Saturday, April 19, 2014: Los Gatos Creek County Park, Campbell
Check the Watercolor Society Website or April Newsletter for additional information.

Here we are in action ...
Kay & Jane
Susan, Candy & Leslie
Jeannie & Iris
Lunch then a critique after the morning's labors...


Paintings in progress (please excuse the shadows)....

Finished Paintings:

Sylvia Waddell
What a wonderful day - surrounded by so much beauty!  Everywhere you looked was another gorgeous view to paint.  I'm only sorry I wasn't able to stay longer.  Sylvia

Leslie Grimm

John Ediger
Brad Santos
Working at a low point in the upper garden and looking up at all the garden's many features gave me a keener appreciation of how traditional East Asian landscapers & artists use the vertical dimension to build perspective both in the garden itself and in landscape painting.    Brad

Caroline Garbarino

Liz Siegel

So many colors...didn't know where to start.   Liz

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