- Thursday, November 12, 2015: Ainsley House, Campbell.
- Thursday, November 19, 2015: Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills.
- Saturday, November 21, 2015: Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills. Special Event.
For the Paintsites details, see the SCVWS website or the November Newsletter.
Painting the Really Big Picture: You want distant purple mountains majesty? The Pacific Ocean on a truly pacific day? Not so distant redwood and hardwood forests? Up close hillside vineyards in their early autumn foliage? You want all this in one painting? Look no further, you've come to the right place --- the following artists captured it all!
|Broncha, Jenny, Marilyn and Kay|
|Looking north-west, artists looking south. (photo by Marilyn)|
|Leslie's painting included Christine painting among the vines.|
|Melanie, happy that she can see forever, and undaunted by the prospect.|
|Melanie's painting of the Monterey Peninsula over the vineyard.|
|Marilyn's painting of the Monterey Peninsula, Monterey Bay, forests, hillside vineyards.|
|Kaaren's of the same,|
|and Marion's panoramic,|
|and finally, as does Jenny's.|
The not quite so big, but still pretty big picture: The vineyards and the forest background was the focus for these fine paintings. (Only artists who included the Monterey Peninsula and the ocean qualified as "Really Big Picture" painters today. These didn't.)
|Jenny's second painting looking North-West over the vineyards at the Coast Range.|
|Candy's painting of the vineyards and forest.|
|Dan's painting of the vineyards.|
|Iris's painting of the vineyards|
|Lois framed the vineyard through the barn / Tasting Room door.|
|Broncha looked back up toward the barn / Tasting Room from the lower vineyard.|
|Jane set-up lower in the vineyard.|
|Jane's sketch of the vineyards and forest beyond.|
Close Ups: These paintings are more intimate and capture the small beauties of a vineyard in November:
|Christine's unfinished painting of grape vine leaves.|
|Christine's finished painting of a post and still blooming rose at the end of a row of vines.|
|Dick, Yan and Lisha set up close to the vines.|
|Dicks' painting of post, rose and vines.|
Recently I've been painting on 9 x12 paper taped to a fiber board. The resulting painting has a half-inch "matte" which makes for a pleasing unframed presentation. When offering paintings for sale I bring a 9 x 12 frame to give potential buyers an idea what a framed work will look like. It also gives customers the option to use a stock 9 x 12 or document frame to hang the work without the cost of professional framing. Dick
|Lisha's painting of another post, vine and rose.|
|Beautiful, inquisitive, friendly describes this alpaca. (photo by Marilyn)|
|Brad's paintings of alpacas|
|Showing off our stuff. (photo by Candy)|