Elizabeth Frances Gamble, granddaughter of the co-founder of Procter & Gamble, had lived in the Gamble House most of her life, and at her death in 1981 at age ninety-two she left her house and garden to the City of Palo Alto. The house had been built in 1902 and the formal gardens designed in 1908. Elizabeth F Gamble's gardens became known throughout the community and she shared them generously. Now open free to the public every day during daylight hours, the garden is run by a non-profit organization and a host of volunteers.
For more information about the gardens please visit the following link:
June and July paintsites: See the SCVWS website or the June and July newsletters for details.
- Thursday, June 28: Hike and Sketch or Sit & Paint - Uvas Canyon CP, Morgan Hill
- Thursday, July 5: Rengstorff House, Shoreline Park, Mountain View
- Thursday, July 12: Maison du Lac, Summit Rd, Los Gatos
- Thursday, July 19: East Bay Location, to be announced
- Thursday, July 26: Senior Safari Walkabout, Happy Hollow Zoo, San Jose
Not to be missed Shows & Exhibits by Paintsites Regulars:
- Tanvi Buch currently has a one woman show on the second floor of the Red Berry Coffee Bar, 145 Main St., Los Altos. Do go see Tanvi's artwork and buy a cup of coffee to support a local business that supports local artists.
- Annie Haines was awarded an Associate Artist Award by the San Francisco Bay Chapter of the California Art Club for her "Point Reyes Lighthouse" watercolor. The painting is currently on exhibit in the CAC "Art Between the Lines" show at the Peninsula Museum of Art. The Museum is located at 1777 California Dr., Burlingame. The show runs thru July 8, 2018. Annie's painting is also featured in the May-June issue of Fine Art Connoisseur.
- Candy Yu and another artist have an exhibit of pet paintings at the VCA Crocker Animal Hospital, 475 N. Jackson Ave., San Jose. The show contains 18 of Candy’s watercolor pet paintings and most paintings will be replaced on July 1, 2018 with new paintings.
- Jane Saltman and Tanvi Buch will be exhibiting their watercolors at the Los Altos History Museum's Paint the Town ll: Echoes of the Past exhibit, July 5 to October 7, 2018.
Artists and their work
|Edward captured the gazebo, scarecrow, garden beds, and trees.|
|Edward at work in the garden|
Edward used a "No. 1 Conte Extra Fine Drawing Pencil"
to quickly get down the darks in his very small value sketch
|Susan B-G's painting captures the serenity of the garden|
|Mary captured the magnificent smoke tree along the northwest fence|
|Lorraine found some white flowers (Photo by Edward Rooks)|
|Lorraine's painting of the white flowers|
|Annie titled her painting "Reaching for Sunshine".|
|Broncha's painting of the gazebo|
|Cindy beside the flower beds|
|Cindy's painting shows the brilliance of colors.|
|Cindy's painting of the Gamble Garden sign|
|Dick and Salinda|
|Dick's painting of very colorful flowers|
|Salinda's painting of very colorful flowers|
|Salinda's painting of more subtly colored flowers|
|Iris (Photo by Edward Rooks)|
We welcome Janet and thank Tanvi for inviting her to join us.
(Photo by Edward Rooks)
|Janet's painting of blue salvia from Mexico|
|Janet's second painting|
|Leslie's very bright painting of scarecrow|
|Leslie's tombow sketch of potted plant|
|Marilyn found a spiky dahlia. (Photo by Edward Rooks)|
|Marilyn's painting of the dahlia|
|Suzie's painting of magenta flowers|
|Suzie's painting captured the ambience of the garden.|
|Tanvi with her new easel|
|Tanvi's painting of purple iris|
|Tanvi's painting of gazebo|
|Tanvi's painting of whimsical frog fountain. The frog is smoking a cigar.|
|Toni's painting of purple flowers|
|Everyone is admiring Leslie's painting as paintsite co-coordinator Marilyn is highlighting it. (Photo by Edward Rooks)|
|Artists are admiring another painting. (Photo by Edward Rooks)|