(Note: Ardenwood is hosting their annual Harvest Festival this weekend, Saturday, October 10 - 11. You can help harvest the Indian corn and get to take some home. See the Special Events page on the park website http://www.ebparks.org/parks/ardenwood for details.)
- Thursday, October 15, 2015: Baker Beach, San Francisco - the Golden Gate Bridge!
- Weekend Paintsite - Saturday, October 17, 2015: Main St., Los Altos - urbanscapes with fall foliage.
- Thursday, October 22, 2015: Portola Vineyards, Portola Valley.
- Thursday, October 29, 2015: Triton Museum, Santa Clara - paint on the grounds and then a special "open" day in the Community Gallery to see the Members Annual Show.
For details, see the SCVWS website or the October Newsletter.
|Candy's painting of the road into the park.|
|Kaaren arrived early and started painting the commercial pumpkin farm stand on the road into the park.|
|Kaaren's pumpkin farm stand painting.|
|Waiting for the park to open, Candy painted Kaaren painting pumpkins.|
|Rich hit on the pumpkins and corn theme too - this painting was done in the park.|
|On old farms, a woman's work was never done. Here Leslie and Sylvia do artistic homage to them and the the chore of drying the laundry.|
|Leslie's painting of the wash hung out to dry.|
|Sylvia's sketch of the drying laundry.|
You can take an artist to an old farm but you can't make him/her paint anything but an old truck (if there's one nearby) ...
|John's unfinished painting of The Old Truck.|
|Rich painting a different, not quite as old, truck.|
|Rich's painting of an old, but not the oldest, truck.|
|Lisha and Broncha.|
|Lisha's painting of The Old Truck and the Indian corn field.|
|Broncha's painting of The Old Truck.|
|Leslie's painting of The Old Truck.|
|Sylvia painting the big sky, the corn field, and the Diablo range.|
|Sylvia's painting - she couldn't resist including The Old Truck.|
|Kaaren, a rebellious spirit, painted a tractor (may be an old one, maybe not), not a truck, which was actually being used for farm duty.|
There were things other than farm equipment to paint:
|Broncha's painting of the Country Kitchen.|
|Marilyn's painting of the Gazebo. |
My favorite part was when two little girls on a field trip, then three more little girls came by to admire my work. I did my best to encourage them in their own artistic pursuits. Marilyn
|Mary's painting of one of the specialty farm gardens.|
What would a visit to a farm be without some farm animals?
|Jane's painting of the small herd of sheep kept on the farm.|
|Jane's painting of some goats, one of which (probably the beady eyed one looking directly at her) tried to eat her brush right out of her hand. |
Yes, the goat on the right is rather large but she is very pregnant, maybe with twins. Jane.
Brad's painting of the Indian corn.The wind rustling thru the dry corn stalks was a pleasant accompaniment to the morning's painting. Brad.
|... on the way out of the park, Melanie couldn't resist another quick sketch ("Leaving Ardenwood") which she finished at home.|