Saturday, April 14, 2018

Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont, April 12, 2018

Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont was very beautiful with the grass on the hillsides so green, poppies such bright orange, lupine such rich purple, lots of water in the marshes, and the rain from the night before making everything appear so fresh without making trails a bit muddy.  From our first painting spot on top of Red Hill we could see the San Francisco Bay, Dumbarton Bridge, the Peninsula, San Mateo Bridge, San Francisco, Oakland, Mt. Diablo, the Diablo Range, and the marshes at the park.  Our hike was pretty short, only about 2 miles total, leaving us more time to paint.  In addition to the poppies and lupine we saw lots of wild radish on the trail up the hill and blue eyed grass on our way down.
A group of school children arrived by bus and hiked up to the top of Red Hill.  They were just delightful because they were so excited when then saw a group of artists and so complimentary when they looked at our artwork in progress.

Some artists painted the views of the marshes from near the parking lot.  After the hike, some of the artists strolled along the boardwalk out into the marsh and then enjoyed a visit to the Nectar Garden which contained many beautiful flowering plants.

Link to Coyote Hills Regional Park website

Upcoming paintsites:
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018: Campbell Heritage Theatre, Campbell
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018: San Jose History Park
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018: Cummins Iris Garden, Scotts Valley
  • Thursday, May 3, 2018: San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018: CharMarron Peony Gardens, San Jose
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018: To be determined
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018: Cooper-Garrod Vineyards, Saratoga
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018: Holbrook-Palmer Park, Atherton

Artists amid the rocks and poppies at the top of Red Hill

Liz with San Francisco Bay in the background

Liz's painting of poppies and rocks

Lora is using watercolor pencils for excellent portability

Lora's watercolor pencil drawing of rocks, poppies, and vast vistas


Salinda's painting of rocks, poppies, and San Francisco Bay

Salinda's painting of poppies and lupine


Matt's wildflower painting

Matt's painting of marshes

Broncha's Tombow painting of San Francisco Bay and Dumbarton Bridge

Broncha's Tombow painting of Glider Hill

Salinda and Cindy with Bay and Dumbarton Bridge in background

Cindy's panorama painting of Bay, Dumbarton Bridge, Peninsula, poppies, and rocks

Cindy's closeup of poppies amid the rocks
Marilyn (Photo by Salinda)

Marilyn's panorama painting of San Francisco Bay from Dumbarton Bridge to San Mateo Bridge

The hikers (photo by Salinda)
From one hilltop to another (Photo by Salinda)

Liz photographing pink wildflower (Photo by Salinda)

Heading back down the hill (Photo by Salinda)

Dick's painting of birds on the marsh

Dick's painting of Northern Shoveler on the marsh

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