It was a wonderful day for the SCVWS artists. The weather was beautiful with blue skies and a light breeze to ruffle the reflections, warm but not too hot. Master watercolor artist and teacher of the "Beyond the Obvious" SCVWS watercolor workshop, Mike Bailey, painted with us. All three of the Thursday paintsite coordinators, Brad, Jane, and Marilyn, were together for the first time since January. Marilyn was so happy to see Brad and Jane again.
The artists showed their good nature and resourcefulness when the planned potluck venue was unexpectedly unavailable. Karen solved the venue problem by getting permission to use Aldo's restaurant's chairs after their temporary lawn location closed at 3 PM, and she provided a card table to hold food, so we set up under a couple of trees right by the harbor. We are so lucky that she carries a card table, just in case she needs it for painting. Everyone pitched in to carry chairs and no one complained when they had to pay more to park longer. Having solved the venue problem, Karen led her usual gentle and entertaining critique of our day's work.
Altogether a very fun day. The paintings are arranged from North to South or in other words, from inland to Monterey Bay.
Link to Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor website
|Cindy's painting of the harbor|
|Mike's painting of boats and reflections|
|Karen's first abstract painting|
|Karen's second abstract painting|
|Jane P's painting of sailboats in the harbor|
|Jane P.'s painting of colorful sailboats in dry storage|
|Jane S., paintsite co-coordinator, just back from her summer home. Welcome back!|
|John's painting of sailboat|
|Candy showing her progress on her first painting|
|Candy's first painting|
|Alison, weekend paintsite coordinator, in front of colorful kayaks|
|Row of artists seeking shade of trees on Atlantic Ave with view of the harbor|
|Annie's painting of boats in the harbor|
|Annie's sketch of boats in the harbor|
|Marilyn's painting of boats in the harbor|
Brad, paintsite co-coordinator on leave of absence.
Welcome back! It was such a delightful surprise to see you!
We hope you can paint with us again soon.
|Lois at Seabright State Beach|
|Broncha at Seabright State Beach|
|Broncha's painting of the beach, Monterey Bay, and Santa Cruz wharf|
|Susan B-G with breakwater and lighthouse in the background|
Susan B-G's painting of Monterey Bay, Seabright Beach, and roller coasters
of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in the background
|Candy's first lighthouse painting|
|Candy's second lighthouse painting|
|Candy's pen and ink detail of lighthouse|
Karen, leading her usual "gentle" critique, is admiring Alison's painting.
Note the use of Aldo's chairs.
|Karen showing Candy's painting|
|Karen studying Jane P's painting|
Our potluck is ready to enjoy. The drinks and chips are on the park bench,
the entrée appetizers are on Karen's card table, and the desserts
are on Aldo's chairs.