For information about the Los Altos History Museum, check out: http://www.losaltoshistory.org/
- Thursday, November 20, 2014: Clos LaChance Winery, San Martin
- Thursday, December 4, 2014: Historic S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale
- Thursday, December 18, 2014: Lighthouse Field State Beach, Santa Cruz - Holiday Pot-Luck
Why are these people smiling and what's that hidden behind them on the steps?
Aha, you probably guessed it --- they're Paintsites artists and they're smiling because they had this to show for a great day's painting....
|Our improvised gallery|
|Broncha & Candy|
|Broncha's painting of cart and adjacent barn|
|Candy's painting of same|
|Cathy's painting of the cart|
|Leslie's painting of the cart.|
The J Gilbert Smith house, a shingled Craftsman, was an interesting subject from every side.
From the front and side...
|Iris & Lisha|
|Lisha's take on the front|
|Iris' view down the side looking toward the barn|
|Marilyn's finished work of the front|
The back of the house was also interesting and just sitting in the brick patio was a fine experience
|Melanie, Nancy & Dick on the back patio|
|Bonnie's painting of the house and gate leading into the patio|
|Melanie's painting of same|
|Dick's painting of brick patio|
Today I kept the inking to a minimum and played with wet on wet. There's virtually no control doing this. Painting wet on wet on a 140 lb. block guarantees unpredictable results as gravity takes over and rivers of color form in the arroyos. I have more 300 lb. paper on order. Dick
|Jane's painting of the side of the house.|
|Helen focused on the gate leading from the back patio to the front of the house|
|Brad's painting of gate and side of house|
The Tank House and Outhouse were also popular subjects...
|Anu's painting of the Tank House|
|Broncha's painting of the Tank House|
|Jenny's painting of the Tank House & the Outhouse|
|Leslie's painting of an outbuilding|
|Susan's sketch of the Tank House|
The History Museum itself, although a newer building, is also a handsome one. Especially when painted by ......
|Jane's painting of the Los Altos History Museum|