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For information about the adjacent Byrne Preserve, see:
- Saturday, August 15, 2015: Sunnyvale Baylands Park, Sunnyvale.
- Thursday, August 20, 2015: Warner Hutton House, Saratoga. After lunch we'll take in the "Shades of Summer" exhibit (which runs thru August 29th) at the adjacent Saratoga Library.
- Thursday, August 27, 2015: Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve, Palo Alto.
Note: not all images were captured on site today - please visit again later when, hopefully, additional images will be posted. Also, new images have been posted with Anna Cook's Mexican Garden post - please check them out.
Marilyn, Liz and John ventured into the Byrne Preserve to get the best view of the barn. They got more than they bargained for: friendly and curious horses. Or maybe they were art critics. Either way, they liked what they saw. As will you.
|John's unfinished painting of the Westwind Barn.|
|John and his new friend - until the friend found out John didn't have anything to eat - at which time they were no longer best friends. (photo by Liz)|
|Marilyn's painting of the Westwind Barn from a hillside in the Byrne Preserve.|
|Dick took on the barn from a different perspective.|
|Dick's painting of the barn.|
Complex shapes made for a challenging sketch. Brush pen and black ink on Canson 140, washes with Yarka half pan watercolors. Dick
|Broncha found an under-appreciated but interesting subject - a row of horse trailers.|
|This painting by Iris of the Byrne Preserve was the only pure landscape any of us did.|
|Lisha and Helen paint horses in the big hillside pasture.|
|Lisha's painting of some of the herd.|
|Helen's painting of other horses in the pasture.|
|Candy's first painting of horses in the pasture.|
|Some of the horses were sleek and racy looking - Iris painted two large, powerful looking horses.|
|Cathy and Candy positioned themselves next to the jumping arena for some "action" sketches and paintings.|
|Candy's second painting of a young student and her horse working out in the sand arena..|
|Melanie's painting of 'King Arthur' and a hungry stablemate.|
|Melanie's painting of 'King Arthur'.|
|Kathy's friend kept poking his head out to check out what Kathy was doing -- the distraction became the subject.|
|All of the animals depicted by Brad were actually horses --- even those that maybe look like mules or ??|
|Caroline's painting of a handsome little horse being groomed.|
|Marilyn sketching some horses.|
The horses boarded at Westwind get alfalfa three times a day. We didn't get any alfalfa but that's OK as we still had a nice lunch in the shade....
|Iris, Lisha, Yan and Dick|
|The rest of us at lunch.|