Sunday, September 20, 2020

Week 27, Sept. 13 to 20, 2020

 Paint site Guidelines

Please check the Paintsites website for details including directions and possible cancellations. To keep our members and guests as safe as possible during the COVID-19 era, we must change how we do things. Some of the paint sites have visitor limits. When this occurs we will post the information in paint site details on the SCVWS website. Participants must wear masks and observe the 6 ft. distancing rule. We no longer take photos of paintings on site. Please take your own photo, crop if needed, and submit  to paintsites@scvws.org according to our Weekly Blog submission guidelines.  

Blog Submission Guidelines

We invite Paintsites' artists to paint or sketch during the week, pick one painting from that week and submit it by Saturday of that week. Here are some guidelines:

  • Submit a digital photo of your artwork to paintsites@scvws.org. Cropped photos are preferred.
  • Include your name, the date and comments about the site or unique media notes.
  • Be creative! Some of your best subjects are in or around your home. You may want to paint from personal photos of your travels.
  • Submissions after Saturday midnight will appear in the following week's blog.
  • One submission per member per week, please.

 

"Eleven brave aerialists attended a birds-eye view of Santana Row. It was a challenge a la Richard Diebenkorn and his aerial views.  We had good air quality, shade, social distancing and a choice of 360 degree views."  Alison, Paintsites Leader

 

Artwork and photos from the Santana Row Parking Garage

Shirley's painting of the crane

Alison's paintings of some shops

A closeup painting of palm trees by Alison


Elaine by the electric car charging station

Elaine's painting of the view from the fourth floor
of the parking garage

Journal page by Jayne S.

Annie painting from floor 5 of the parking garage

Annie's painting from floor 5

Susan B.G. overlooking the crane

Susan B. G.'s painting of the crane


A unique view from the
parking garage by Susan B.G.

“Morning at Santana Row” by Lisha


Artwork by others, plein air or at home

Salinda's painting: "Canadian Arts"
From a photo sent by our Calgary friend

Dick's Painting "Barn, needs work" plein air earlier this year

More ‘Sierra’ memories by Indira



Sunday, September 13, 2020

Week 26, Sept. 5 to 12, 2020 Rosicrucian Museum and more.

 Paint site Guidelines

Please check the Paintsites website for details including directions and possible cancellations. To keep our members and guests as safe as possible during the COVID-19 era, we must change how we do things. Some of the paint sites have visitor limits. When this occurs we will post the information in paint site details on the SCVWS website. Participants must wear masks and observe the 6 ft. distancing rule. We no longer take photos of paintings on site. Please take your own photo, crop if needed, and submit  to paintsites@scvws.org according to our Weekly Blog submission guidelines.  

Blog Submission Guidelines

We invite Paintsites' artists to paint or sketch during the week, pick one painting from that week and submit it by Saturday of that week. Here are some guidelines:

  • Submit a digital photo of your artwork to paintsites@scvws.org. Cropped photos are preferred.
  • Include your name, the date and comments about the site or unique media notes.
  • Be creative! Some of your best subjects are in or around your home. You may want to paint from personal photos of your travels.
  • Submissions after Saturday midnight will appear in the following week's blog.
  • One submission per member per week, please.

Words from Leader Alison:  We had a moderate turnout despite the atmospheric conditions. Six artists painted in an abbreviated session due to haze from wildfires blanketing the area. The conditions provided some interesting shadows.  

Artwork and photos from the 

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum


Haze above the Palms, Photo by Alison


Fountain in front of the Egyptian Museum 

Images of the Egyptian Museum by Caroline

Mosaic Fountain by Alison

The Egyptian Museum, by Mary P

Artwork by others, plein air or at home


Sierra Memories by Indira

Anthurium Plant, Studio painting from life by Annie

Prince Edward Island Lupin, Gouache by Jane 

A Two Color Rose, From the San Jose Rose Garden by Kavita

Bird on the Rocks, Asilomar, by Salinda

Monterey Bay from Asilomar, by Dick

Next Paintsite: September 17, Santana Row Rooftops




Sunday, September 6, 2020

Week 25, August 30 - September 5, 2020

 Paint site Guidelines

Please check the Paintsites website for details including directions and possible cancellations. To keep our members and guests as safe as possible during the COVID-19 era, we must change how we do things. Some of the paint sites have visitor limits. When this occurs we will post the information in paint site details on the SCVWS website. Participants must wear masks and observe the 6 ft. distancing rule. We no longer take photos of paintings on site. Please take your own photo, crop if needed, and submit  to paintsites@scvws.org according to our Weekly Blog submission guidelines.  

Blog Submission Guidelines

We invite Paintsites' artists to paint or sketch during the week, pick one painting from that week and submit it by Saturday of that week. Here are some guidelines:

  • Submit a digital photo of your artwork to paintsites@scvws.org. Cropped photos are preferred.
  • Include your name, the date and comments about the site or unique media notes.
  • Be creative! Some of your best subjects are in or around your home. You may want to paint from personal photos of your travels.
  • Submissions after Saturday midnight will appear in the following week's blog.
  • One submission per member per week, please.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Week 24, August 16 - 29, 2020

 Paint site Guidelines

Please check the Paintsites website for details including directions and possible cancellations. To keep our members and guests as safe as possible during the COVID-19 era, we must change how we do things. Some of the paint sites have visitor limits. When this occurs we will post the information in paint site details on the SCVWS website. Participants must wear masks and observe the 6 ft. distancing rule. We no longer take photos of paintings on site. Please take your own photo, crop if needed, and submit  to paintsites@scvws.org according to our Weekly Blog submission guidelines.  

Blog Submission Guidelines

We invite Paintsites' artists to paint or sketch during the week, pick one painting from that week and submit it by Saturday of that week. Here are some guidelines:

  • Submit a digital photo of your artwork to paintsites@scvws.org. Cropped photos are preferred.
  • Include your name, the date and comments about the site or unique media notes.
  • Be creative! Some of your best subjects are in or around your home. You may want to paint from personal photos of your travels.
  • Submissions after Saturday midnight will appear in the following week's blog.
  • One submission per member per week, please.

Our artists met at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden for day of painting. The garden staff was most accommodating as we set up among the roses. We had a good turn out of masked artists. Others chose to paint at home or in distant locations.

Link


Blooms among the roses

The Masked Artists





Artwork


"A Red Rose" by Annie

"Nice Morning in the Rose Garden" by Mary P.


"Fountain in the Garden" by Alison 

"Monterey Bay" by Joe

"Cry California" by Caroline

"Birthday Bouquet" by Indira

"Water, Stone, Trees" by Sham

"Swan and Fountain" by Salinda

"Palace of Fine Arts" by Dick




Sunday, August 23, 2020

Week 23: August 16 to August 22

This week's Thursday paint site was cancelled due to poor air quality caused by the Bay Area fires. Artists were encouraged to paint at home and submit paintings accordingly. I hope you are all in a safe place and sheltered from the smoke pollution. 

Paint site Guidelines

Please check the Paintsites website for details including directions and possible cancellations. To keep our members and guests as safe as possible during the COVID-19 era, we must change how we do things. Some of the paint sites have visitor limits. When this occurs we will post the information in paint site details on the SCVWS website. Participants must wear masks and observe the 6 ft. distancing rule. We no longer take photos of paintings on site. Please take your own photo, crop if needed, and submit  to paintsites@scvws.org according to our Weekly Blog submission guidelines.  

Blog Submission Guidelines

We invite Paintsites' artists to paint or sketch during the week, pick one painting from that week and submit it by Saturday of that week. Here are some guidelines:

  • Submit a digital photo of your artwork to paintsites@scvws.org. Cropped photos are preferred.
  • Include your name, the date and comments about the site or unique media notes.
  • Be creative! Some of your best subjects are in or around your home. You may want to paint from personal photos of your travels.
  • Submissions after Saturday midnight will appear in the following week's blog.
  • One submission per member per week, please.

Artwork

Joe's painting of Santa Cruz cliffs (painted from a photo)

"Low Flying Birds, Capitola" by Dick

"Party Boat, Seacliff" by Salinda

"Golden Thistles and Goldfinches" by Alison

Alison's photo that inspired her painting

"Bass Lake (near Yosemite), looking across a cove from where I beached the boat" by Rich

"San Pedro Valley Lion" by Caroline


Sunday, August 16, 2020

Week 22 August 9 - August 16, 2020

 Our Paintsites coordinators have decided to resume Paintsites! We recognize that the COVID pandemic is not over by any means, and understand that some members will choose not to join Paintsites at this time. With this in mind we will continue to publish the Weekly Painting Blog for all our members using the same blog submission guidelines we have used since March 14 . 


Paint site Guidelines
Check the Paintsites website for details including directions and possible cancellations. To keep our members and guests as safe as possible during the COVID-19 era, we must change how we do things. Some of the paint sites have visitor limits. When this occurs we will post the information in paint site details on the SCVWS website. Participants must wear masks and observe the 6 ft. distancing rule. We no longer take photos of paintings on site. Please take your own photo, crop if needed, and submit  to paintsites@scvws.org according to our Weekly Blog submission guidelines.  

Blog Submission Guidelines
We invite Paintsites' artists to paint or sketch during the week, pick one painting from that week and submit it by Saturday of that week. Here are some guidelines:
  • Submit a digital photo of your artwork to paintsites@scvws.org. Cropped photos are preferred.
  • Include your name, the date and comments about the site or unique media notes.
  • Be creative! Some of your best subjects are in or around your home. You may want to paint from personal photos of your travels.
  • Submissions after Saturday midnight will appear in the following week's blog.
  • One submission per member per week, please.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Week 21 August 1 - August 8, 2020

 Our Paintsites coordinators have decided to resume Paintsites! We recognize that the COVID pandemic is not over by any means, and understand that some members will choose not to join Paintsites at this time. With this in mind we will continue to publish the Weekly Painting Blog for all our members using the same blog submission guidelines we have used since March 14 . 


Paint site Guidelines
Check the Paintsites website for details including directions and possible cancellations. To keep our members and guests as safe as possible during the COVID-19 era, we must change how we do things. Some of the paint sites have visitor limits. When this occurs we will post the information in paint site details on the SCVWS website. Participants must wear masks and observe the 6 ft. distancing rule. We no longer take photos of paintings on site. Please take your own photo, crop if needed, and submit  to paintsites@scvws.org according to our Weekly Blog submission guidelines.  

Blog Submission Guidelines
We invite Paintsites' artists to paint or sketch during the week, pick one painting from that week and submit it by Saturday of that week. Here are some guidelines:
  • Submit a digital photo of your artwork to paintsites@scvws.org. Cropped photos are preferred.
  • Include your name, the date and comments about the site or unique media notes.
  • Be creative! Some of your best subjects are in or around your home. You may want to paint from personal photos of your travels.
  • Submissions after Saturday midnight will appear in the following week's blog.
  • One submission per member per week, please.
A warm South Bay day did not deter our artists from their outing in historic Alviso. The sky and the bay were bright blue, but there was little shade to be had. Still they turned out some fine artwork. Others ventured out to other locations for a day of painting, or painted at home.

Artwork

"Lain's Baits" Gouache, by Elaine

"Classic Alviso" by Mary

Value sketch, "South Bay Yacht Club" by Tanvi

"And put some color on it" by Tanvi

"Alviso Hiker" by Alison

"Mount Hamilton Meditation" Palo Alto Foothills Park by Caroline

"Boat in Alviso Slough" by Joe

"Green Boat" by Susan BG

"Kids at Play"  Wildwood Park, Saratoga by Salinda

"Wade in the Water" Wildwood Park, Saratoga, water-brush by Dick

"Floral" by Indira


"Artist and Onlookers" Alum Rock Bridge by Annie

Next plein air paintsite, August 13, Los Alamitos Trail, San Jose