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For information about Josephine and Frank Duveneck and their remarkable lives and contributions to the Santa Clara Valley, see:
- Saturday, November 21, 2015: Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills. Special Event.
- Thursday, December 3, 2015: Santa Cruz. Mission Santa Cruz and Holy Cross Church. Annual Holiday Plein Air Pot-Luck.
- Thursday, December 10, 2015: Willow Glen (San Jose) - Residential Holiday Decorations.
- Thursday, December 17, 2015: Stanford Quad and Sculpture Tour (Sit & Paint or Hike & Sketch).
- Saturday, December 19, 2015: Stanford Quad.
Note: Save Saturday, January 16, 2016, on your calendars for the Annual Holiday Party. Details and the sign-up form will soon be posted on the SCVWS website. Everyone is welcome to display their 2015 plein air paintings (not just those done at Paintsites events) on the stage.
The White Barn: Hands down the most popular subject...
|Artists painting the White Barn with the White House in the background. (photo by Jane)|
|Artists (photo by Jane)|
|Jenny's painting of the White Barn (left) and the White House across the organic garden fields.|
|Kathy's finished painting of the White Barn across the garden fields.|
|Front to back: Susan, Jenny and Katherine|
|Susan's unfinished painting of the White Barn across the fields|
|New member Gretchen's painting|
|New member Dana and her unfinished painting|
|Liz's finished painting|
|Lucila (standing) and Lois|
|Lois' journal entry painting.|
|New member Nikki's first plein air painting.|
|Elaine's unfinished painting|
The White House (1860s):
|Lisha's unfinished painting|
|Melanie fulfilled the mission of the day -- she had lots of playful interaction with large groups of children -- to the delight of both parties.|
|Melanie's finished painting|
|Marilyn's painting of the Duvenck House (from under Liz's dogwood tree).|
|Kathy's unfinished painting of a Duveneck House window|
The Greenhouse: Not in the best of repair, it was still an interesting subject with an added bonus of some attractive fall foliage framing it.
|Laurie's painting of the greenhouse and an unusual "planter" in the foreground.|
|Nancy went after the fall foliage in the little glade near the greenhouse.|
|Brad's painting of the greenhouse.|
Miscellaneous Farm Stuff:
|Docent, kids and a cow. (photo by Melanie)|
|June 2014: Leslie did this sketch of wagon wheels and was thinking of visiting them again and doing a proper painting this time ...|
|...but this is what she found at "The End of the Road" --- both literally and figuratively!|
|Rich didn't have to go very far to paint this old farm implement ....|
|... and he just turned around to paint the blacksmith shed - his 3rd painting of the day.|
|A chicken eyes Rich's lunch while Broncha eyes the chicken.|
|The rest of us eat lunch. Hopefully only our own.|
Tour of Duveneck House:
|Dan, our host for the Duveneck House tour, and Marilyn, our Paintsites coordinator.|
|This poor sparrow's feet were tangled in a net. Katherine and Laurie expertly cut away the net and the bird happily flew away. (photo by Jane)|
Post net-removal. (photo by Jane)