Canning industry pioneer, J.C. Ainsley built this Tudor revival house in 1925 at Hamilton and Bascom. It was built in the style of an English Tudor Cotswold cottage during the Arts and Crafts movement. It was moved onto Campbell city property and now houses the history house museum.
It was an easy job to find the artists to photograph them because they all set up in sort of a circle in front of the house. It was a harder job for a late comer to find a good spot to set up where they got a good view but didn't block someone else's view. Some ambitious artists painted the whole house while others focused on details.
For more information about the Ainsley House see the official website at: https://www.campbellmuseums.com/ainsley-house
Upcoming paintsites: See the SCVWS website or the October Newsletter for details:
- Thursday, Oct 4, 2018: Martins Beach, reservation required, members only
- Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018: Fall Harvest - Jacob Farms / Martial Cottle CP, San Jose. Check the October Newsletter for detailed info about parking, etc.
- Thursday, Oct 11, 2018: Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont
- Thursday, Oct 18, 2018: Mountain View Main Library/Pioneer Park
- Thursday, Oct 25, 2018: Clos LaChance winery, San Martin
Shows & Exhibits by Paintsites Regulars:
- Only one week left to see watercolors by Jane Saltman, Nancy Troup, and Tanvi Buch in the Los Altos History Museum's "Paint the Town ll: Echoes of the Past " exhibit. The show runs until October 7, 2018. The Museum is located at 51 S. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos. Hours are Thu - Sun: noon - 4 PM. Admission is free. (Official website: https://www.losaltoshistory.org/2018/06/los-altos-history-museums-exhibit-paint-the-town-features-artwork-of-historic-landmarks/
- Annie Haines and John Ediger each have two paintings in the California Watercolor Association's "Explore Color / Discover Color" exhibit at Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael. John's painting "Red Barn" won the 2nd place award. The show runs thru January 31, 2019. (Official website: https://www.californiawatercolor.org/gallery.php?cat=95
- Tiangong Liu's painting "Low Tide" has been accepted in the California Watercolor Association's 49th National Exhibition to be displayed Jan 11 - Feb 16, 2019 at the Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton. (Official website: https://www.californiawatercolor.org/index.php )
Paintsite Regulars on TV/YouTube:
Candy Yu was interviewed for two installments of the "In Our Community" program which aired on KMVT15 Community Media in August. Each installment is about 25 minutes long. You can view the interviews at:
Also see Edward's Flikr album on the Ainsley House paintsite at:
Artists and their artwork:
We start with Brad who took a long view but directly in front of the house and then we continue around the circle of artists in approximately counter clockwise direction.
|Brad captured the entire view of the house.|
Brad with the Campbell water tower visible behind him
|Iris's painting of the entire front of the house.|
|Sham with Indira in the background|
|Sham's painting of the Ainsley house|
|Indira's painting of the Ainsley house|
|Indira and Sham seem oblivious to the interest they are creating.|
|Tiangong painted a small sketch of Ainsley house in his sketchbook|
|John's painting of the side of the house|
|Edward's painting of Ainsley House|
|Toni's painting of detail of the roof and window|
|Leslie's tombow sketch of Ainsley house|
|Leslie's details of house and garden|
|Tanvi's colorful detail of the Tudor roof and part of house|
|Susan B-G's colorful detail of the Tudor roof and window|
|Bobbi and Helen|
Cathy met us at the Harvest History Festival in Mountain View last Saturday
and she is already joining us to make art.
|Cathy's colored pencil sketch of the Ainsley House|
Marilyn's painting of the front door and the bay window.
|Broncha's painting of the west side of the house|
|Cindy's painting of trees in front of the house|
|These artists ate lunch on the Campbell City Hall side of the gathering area.|
|These artists ate lunch on the Campbell Library side of the gathering area|
|We are admiring our work. (Photo by Edward Rooks)|