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For additional information about the "Toad's Book Club" sculptures:
Couldn't find a good link for Pioneer Memorial Park so you'll have to visit in person.
Upcoming Paintsites and related events:
- Thursday, September 25, 2014: Santa Cruz Paintout - Day 1 *
- Friday, September 26, 2014: Santa Cruz Paintout - Day 2 *
- Thursday, October 2, 2014: Moffett Historical Museum and Hangar One
- Thursday, October 16, 2014: Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont
Check the Newsletter or website for complete details for all upcoming events.
"Toad's Book Club" was a very popular subject ...
|Melanie & Liz|
|Liz's "book Club" painting|
|Melanie's painting of same - note "Ratty" in the tree|
|Jenny's "Book Club" painting|
|Nancy's painting of Mr. Toad|
|Leslie's sketch of Mr. Toad|
|Brad's Mr. Toad study|
The Library grounds and adjacent Pioneer Memorial Park were also popular subjects ...
|Lisha's painting of the Library itself. The "Book Club" meets under the leftmost tree.|
|Dick's painting of a wheeled contraption one suspects Mr. Toad would no doubt covet.|
|Susan working on a "Book Club" painting|
|Yan painting flowers next to the Library|
Meanwhile, others of us painted in Pioneer Memorial Park between the Library, City Hall and the Performing Arts Center...
|Helen painting Leonard seated on a park bench ...|
|Helen's unfinished painting of Leonard in the distance ...|
|Leonard seated on a park bench.|
|So, while Helen painted Leonard, Leonard painted some of the big trees in the park ....|
|... and the Mt. View City Hall & Performing Arts Center|
|new member Anu|
|Anu's painting of a service truck and workers|
|Dan, who hadn't painted with us for some time, makes a triumphant return ...|
|Dan's painting of a park path and the historic Masonic Lodge in the background|
|Doug, a guest of Dan and an oil painter, gives watercolor a try. Better than pretty good I'd say.|
|And while Dan painted the park grounds, Melanie painted Dan painting.|
|Plein air painters are one tough group - witness Karen, a day after her accident, battered and bruised, painting up a storm.|
|Mary found much joy is observing (then painting) a group of well behaved young children who, perhaps for the first time ever, got to pop open their bright colored umbrellas. (Even though it had stopped raining by this time.)|
There were other things to paint too if one looked closely .....
|Broncha's painting of an enticing porch swing in an adjacent neighborhood home|
|Laurie's evocative painting of a piece of the Berlin Wall, the installation of which on Library grounds was a big political fight.|
|Leslie's all-about-color painting of end-of-summer flowers along one of the park pathways|
|And Marilyn's painting of two hanging baskets exploding with color in the City Hall plaza.|