Sunday, June 25, 2017

Morse Mansion and Dr. Paul House, Santa Clara Thursday June 22, 2017

A huge thank you to Joan Cabral of the Historical Preservation Society of Santa Clara and the owner of the Dr. Paul House for getting permission for us to paint at these mansions in Santa Clara.  It took four tries before it finally worked out.  Both mansions are beautiful with intricate detail and are beautifully maintained. They made wonderful painting subjects.

The Morse Mansion was built in 1892 by Charles Copeland Morse, co-founder of Ferry-Morse Seed Company.  Dr. Judson W. Paul was a well-known Santa Clara physician. His house was built around the same time.

It was a very hot day, but we all stayed in the shade and there was an occasional pleasant breeze. Our leader brought ice water and lemonade and a few of us visited nearby Frozo's Frozen Yogurt shop for yogurt and boba tea. Everyone survived the heat very well.

Link to Morse Mansion
Link to Dr. Paul's House

Kaaren's painting of Morse Mansion

Kaaren and Leslie across the street from Morse Mansion

Leslie's sketch of Morse Mansion

Marilyn's sketch of Morse Mansion

Leslie's sketch of Dr. Paul House

Leslie's detail of Dr. Paul House

Annie at Dr. Paul House with Joy visible across the street

Annie's painting of detail of Dr. Paul House

Joy's painting of Dr. Paul House

Broncha at Dr. Paul House

Liz at Dr. Paul House

Liz's watercolor pencil painting of detail of Dr. Paul House

Returning member Suzie used to paint with Sylvia and Jenny

Suzie's sketch of detail of Dr. Paul House, one of many sketches she drew

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