Sunday, December 16, 2018

Old Town, Los Gatos, Thursday, December 13, 2018

Old Town was once the location of the University Avenue School (formerly the Los Gatos Grammar School c.1920),  and was redeveloped in the mid 60s as an upscale shopping and dining area. This quaint area of Los Gatos has no shortage of subjects to paint or sidewalk space to set up. Highlights  include the mission style architecture of the shops and nearby St. Luke's Episcopal Church, plenty of colorful holiday decorations, and friendly shoppers.
For more information about Old Town Los Gatos see:

After the paintsite many artists walked to the next block over to visit Gallery 24 where paintsite regular Kaaren Marquez has several lovely large watercolors exhibited.  This includes a stunning still life of three pears and several seascapes.  For more information about Gallery 24, 24 N. Santa Cruz Ave, and to see digital images of Kaaren's paintings see:

FYI - Thursday Paintsites will be taking a holiday break on Thursday, December 20 but will be resume on December 27. Also, we would like to extend our
Warmest wishes for the Holidays and the New Year 

Upcoming Paintsites.  See the SCVWS website or the December and January Newsletters for details.
  • Thursday, Dec 27, Stanford Campus
  • Thursday, Jan 3, Alum Rock Park, San Jose
  • Thursday, Jan 10, Bernal Gulnac Joice Ranch, San Jose
  • Thursday, Jan 17, Los Altos Redwood Grove
  • Thursday, Jan 24, Location to be announced
  • Thursday, Jan 31, Downtown Pleasanton and CWA Exhibit

Also coming up: The SCVWS Annual Holiday Party: See SCVWS website Home page links (left of the green seahorse) for details.   And remember to bring a 4" X 6" painting of a sea shell for the Painting Exchange.

Other dates of interest:
  • Wednesday, Jan 9, Last day to sign up for Annual Holiday Party
  • Saturday, Jan 19, Annual Holiday Party with theme "Under the Sea"
Shows & Exhibits by Paintsites Regulars:
  • 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:
  • 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.  We will view this exhibit on January 31.  (Official website: )
  • Elaine Goldstone’s Botanical watercolor paintings are currently on display in the 1st annual Artist Showcase at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto,668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301 | (650) 321-3891 | Monday - Friday 9AM to 5PM, Saturday from 10AM to 2PM. Elaine's Hachiya Persimmon painting sold on the 1st night! The show runs until January 28, 2019.

Artists and their artwork:

Annie's painting of a quiet street behind St. Luke's church

Benay's watercolor of University Avenue shops and shoppers


Brad's painting from St. Luke's memorial garden

Broncha's painting of an Old Town restaurant

Broncha's painting of Old Town shops

Cindy's painting of the entrance to a local boutique and flower shop

Helen's painting of University Ave shops 


Indira's painting of the bell tower and facade of St. Luke's


Iris's painting of University Ave
shops and holiday decor


Jane's painting of the entrance to Old Town

Janice painting in St. Luke's memorial garden

Jayne S's watercolor sketch of the intricate iron work of
the Old Town gateway

Lisha's view of the Old Town shopping center and gateway



Marilyn's painting of St. Luke's bell tower
and gateway to the garden


Sham's painting of St. Luke's bell tower from within the garden


Tanvi's watercolor vignette of the St. Luke's church

Tanvi's view of University Avenue shops 


Tiangong's painting of the St. Luke's Episcopal Church


Toni's closeup of St. Luke's bell tower

Matt's painting of a Buddha 

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