Friday, October 17, 2014

Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont, Thursday, October 16, 2014

There were several requests that we kick-off our Fall plein air season by visiting a pumpkin-y place.    The place we found was an old favorite:  Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont.   Pumpkins there were plenty of.    And farm animals and poultry.  And a fine old Victorian farmhouse and out-buildings.   And tractors and farm equipment, old and not so old.   And an old RR depot and boxcars.    And lots of other stuff too.      But mostly pumpkins - some up close and others massed in rows covering acres.  We painted them all.   

For more information about the Ardenwood Historic Farm, see: 

Upcoming Paintsites:
  • Saturday, October 18, 2014:   Annual Member Show Paintout.   Rose Shenson Gallery, Triton Museum, Santa Clara.  "Ink & Wash"  demo by Dick Zunkel at 11:00 AM.   Informal show and reception at 2:00 PM.    Participants and observers welcome.
  • Thursday, October 30, 2014:  Alviso Marina County Park - either Hike & Sketch or Sit & Paint
  • Thursday, November 6, 2014:  Los Altos History Museum, Los Altos
  • Thursday, November 20, 2014:  Clos LaChance Winery, San Martin
Check the website or relevant Newsletter for details.

Note: most of the paintings shown are still "works in progress" unless described as "completed".      Visit this posting again to see the completed version.

Some artists, some pumpkins, and paintings of same:
Lisha, Marilyn, & Helen loading up with orange pigments.

Lisha & Helen

Lisha's painting

Helen's painting


Marilyn's painting

Jenny's completed painting (note pumpkins relegated to a supporting role)
Brad's completed painting of pumpkin and cabbage fields


Candy's painting
  More farm fields .... 
Sylvia's thumbnails for her finished painting

                               Sylvia's finished painting of working fields just outside the park --- red lettuce,  green lettuce,  blue-green cabbage (but nary a pumpkin)

Susan working on more row crops (note her keen new easel)
 The Patterson House (now a museum):
Dick's completed painting

Melanie's completed painting

Leonard and his completed painting

Jenny's completed painting of one of the numerous out-buildings

Some barnyard animals & poultry ...

Candy's painting

Jane's painting of sheep safely grazing

Tanya's painting of one of the handsome chickens roaming the grounds freely
Jenny's sketches of goats doing what goats do - looking for something (anything?) to eat

After lunch, some serious and appreciative examining of our day's efforts.

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