Sunday, February 9, 2020

Pearson-Arastradero Preserve, Thursday, February 6, 2020

You really don’t need to go much further than the parking lot to appreciate this preserve’s beautiful rolling landscape. It just so happened that everyone else and their dog wanted to visit the Pearson-Arastradero Preserve on this warm sunny day. Parking was a bit of an issue but in the end everyone found parking and a place to settle down and paint.  Some of the more adventurous chose to explore the Redtail Loop Trail while others took advantage of the shade near the Ranger Station. For more on the Pearson-Arastradero Preserve go the following link:

Several of the photos taken at our Paintsites are taken by naturalist, artist and photographer, Edward Rooks. Please check out his Flickr album for more wonderful photos of this paintsite:

Upcoming paintsites:  See the SCVWS website or the February Newsletter for details:
  • Thursday, Feb 13, Santa Cruz Arboretum, Santa Cruz
  • Thursday, Feb 20, San Mateo County Courthouse, Redwood City
  • Saturday, Feb 22, The Alameda, San Jose
  • Thursday, Feb 27, The Alameda, San Jose
  • Thursday, March 5, Los Gatos Creek Trail Hike and Sketch, Los Gatos
  • Thursday, March12, Santa Clara Central Park, Santa Clara
  • Thursday, March 19, Los Altos Heritage Orchard, Los Altos 
  • Thursday, March 26, Kirk-Farrington House, San Jose
Other notices:  There will be a free Picasso Exhibit at PACE Gallery at 2229 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto. Runs until mid February, hours 11am to 4pm.

Artists and their artwork:

Elaine G's watercolor painted  from the Redtail Trail, Pearson-Arastradero Preserve 

Elanie G (on the right) with her new umbrella, Mindy and Alison 

View of the Ranger Station from the Redtail Loop Trail 

Alison's watercolor of the preserve

Alison's horses horsing around

Alison using her watercolor splatter technique


Edward's painting of the pasture viewed from the Redtail Trail
Edward's watercolor of the Pearson- Arastradero Preserve


Brad's watercolor sketch of cyclists on the trail

Helen's painting of the Pearson- Arastradero Preserve

Indira's watercolor of the preserve looking west

Jane S's watercolor of the view looking towards the ranger station

Jane S, Paintsite Co-coordinator

Kaaren's watercolor of Pearson- Arastradero Preserve

Kaaren's 2nd watercolor of the Preserve


Mindy's watercolor of the Preserve's rolling hills


Caroline's watercolor the preserve

Sasha's watercolor of the Preserve


Sham's watercolor of the view from the ranger station patio


Susan BG's Watercolor

Susan BG

Wendy's watercolor sketch of the Preserve 


Lunch at the ranger station

Paintsite artists display their artwork

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