Saturday, June 21, 2014

Vasona Lake County Park, Los Gatos, Thursday, June 19, 2014

Normally, wherever the Paintsites group assembles we're the undisputed 'stars' of the day and having more fun than would be legal in some states.   (If you don't believe that, just ask one of us!)    At Vasona, however, I admit that the swarms of young "day campers" were involved in so many activities and having so much fun cycling, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, etc. that it's possible that they were having more fun than we were.   (How much fun?  Enough that Leslie considered putting her paints away and renting a boat and joining them.)    So, watching the kids, we had lots to laugh about but still found time to throw enough paint on paper to come up with some fine paintings.      (Possibly the highlite of the day was the young camp counselor that wanted to give up his day job and become John's agent --- good taste in one so young --- see if you don't agree.)

For additional information about this wonderful local resource, see: 
http://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/Pages/Vasona.aspx
(Note, the website doesn't state the fact that parking is $6.00 / vehicle)

Upcoming paintouts:
  • Thursday, July 3, 2014:   Allied Arts, Menlo Park
  • Thursday, July 17, 2014:   Rengstorff House, Mt. View
  • Saturday, July 19, 2014:   Menlo Park Caltrain Station  (bonus: the Menlo Park Connoisseurs'  Marketplace is held that day in downtown Menlo Park)
  • Thursday, July 31, 2014:  Hike & Sketch:   Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge, Fremont
As always, check the Watercolor Society website and July Newsletter for details.

The handsome red steel arched bridge, the lake, the distant Coast Range, boats & boaters, and lots of Canada Geese gave us a wealth of subject matter from which to choose ...
 
Candy's painting

Cathy

Cathy's painting (showing only a few geese)

Jane

Jane's painting (with a few more geese)

Jane's sketch of bridge (more geese)

John (and his would-be agent in the background)

John's painting #1 (finished)


John's painting #2 (surprise - more geese)

Leslie

Leslie's painting #1 (yet more geese)

Leslie's painting #2 (note one of the paddle boats she was eyeing)

Lisha

Lisha's painting of stand-up paddle boarder

Marilyn

Marilyn's painting (trying a new technique - very successful)

Mary

Mary's painting #1

Mary's painting #2

Melanie

Melanie's painting #1

Melanie's painting #2 (unfinished)  - the geese are back!

Pat
Pat's painting 

Rich

Rich's painting #1

Rich's painting #2
Caroline's drawing

Dick's morning's work is done --- so it's ....

time for lunch

lunch
lunch done, it's time for the critique
photo by Yan

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