Sunday, December 9, 2018

Yamagami's Garden Center, Cupertino, Thursday, Dec 6, 2018

Yamagami's Garden Center and Nursery has a rich history and deep sense of community dating back to 1948 when the original owner and visionary Taro Yamagami started Yamagami’s Nursery. The garden center has many varieties of plants and shrubs as well as garden sculptures and special holiday collections.

With the Thanksgiving holiday, and paintsites cancelled due to smoke and rain, we hadn't painted together for almost a month. Finally everything was right for this paintsite: clear skies, just right temperature for December, a huge variety of beautiful painting subjects, and the camaraderie of fellow plein air artists.

For more information about Yamagami's Garden Center see:

Upcoming Paintsites.  See the SCVWS website or the December and January Newsletters for details:
  • Thursday, Dec, 13, Old Town, Los Gatos
  • 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: )

Artists and their artwork:

Lorraine's painting of poinsettia



Helen's painting of bright flowers

Carol L.

Carol L's first painting

Carol L's second painting


Iris's painting

Kaaren painted four flower paintings on one page

Kaaren's watercolor sketch

Kaaren's watercolor sketch

Susan B-G sitting across the aisle from cyclamen

Susan B-G's painting of cyclamen

Liz sitting beside the cyclamen
Liz's cyclamen painting

Marilyn sitting across the aisle from cyclamen


Kristi's painting of Zygo Cactus


Annie's painting of Geranium pyrenaicum "Bill Wallis"





Cindy's painting of garden sculpture


Lisha's painting of garden ceramics


Indira's painting of garden ceramics


Sham's painting of plants and ceramics


Brad's painting of garden ceramics

Lunch surrounded by flowers and plants

Jane showing Kaaren's group of four 

Admiring our artwork

1 comment:

  1. Bonjour,

    Mes félicitations à tous pour l'ensemble de ces oeuvres fleuries !
    Un véritable régal pour les yeux !

    Gros bisous 🌸