The Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum is a replica of the Martin Murphy Jr. Bayview House which was milled in Bangor, Maine, shipped around the Horn in 1850, and assembled in Sunnyvale. The museum and grounds were looking splendid in preparation for the September 28 Anniversary Celebration to honor the grand new entrance and dedication of new outdoor exhibits. SCVWS will have a booth at this celebration which will include an exhibit of some of the artwork from this and previous paintsites at this site.
The weather was perfect with delightful temperature, lots of sunshine, and enough shade in the orchard and museum gardens. The artists agreed that the Blenheim apricots were indeed delicious.
For more information about the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum and Orchard Heritage Park, visit:
Upcoming Paintsites: See the SCVWS website or the July Newsletter for details:
- Thursday, July 11, Moss Landing Harbor with lunch at Phil's Fish Market and Eatery
- Thursday, July 18, Stevens Creek County Park Lakeshore Picnic Area, Cupertino
- Saturday, July 20, Webb Ranch, Portola Valley
- Thursday, July 25, Portola Vineyards, Portola Valley
Artists and their artwork:
|Rich's painting of the orchard and apricots drying on drying racks|
The Museum is so much more welcoming now that the
main entrance is complete. Its completion will be recognized
with a celebration on Saturday, September 28.
Iris's painting of the museum
and Brad painting the museum
|Brad's painting of the museum|
|Tanvi is using her artist's umbrella for the first time.|
|Tanvi's detail of the museum|
|Tanvi's second detail of the museum highlighting the windows|
|Jan C's painting of the museum and garden|
Broncha with the orchard visible behind her
|Broncha's painting of part of the museum and gardens|
Helen's painting of the museum and some of the
brilliant flowers in the museum garden
|Matt's painting of flowers in the garden|
Leslie sitting by the orchard with ripe
apricots visible behind her
|Leslie's painting of the barn|
|Leslie's pen and ink sketch of detail of farm machinery|
|The orchard with ripe Blenheim apricots hanging on the trees|
|Toni's portrait of an apricot tree|
When Toni finished one apricot tree painting, she enjoyed the orchard
so much, she painted a second painting of the orchard.
Elaine with the orchard and old-fashioned farm wagon behind her
|Elaine's painting of old-fashioned farm wagon and orchard|
Elaine's painting of the orchard with house and
Santa Cruz Mountains in the background
|Caroline's painting of a farmer in the orchard|
|Lauren with her mode of transportation for the day|
Lauren's painting of the old fashioned farm
wagon, orchard, and flowers
|Marilyn's painting of apricots on the tree|
Paintsite co-coordinator Marilyn wanted everyone to know how
delicious are Sunnyvale cherries and Blenheim apricots,
so she brought enough for everyone.
Paintsite co-coordinator emeritus Brad graciously accepted
the responsibility of leading the sharing of the artwork.
|Artists admiring the artwork|