Sunday, October 24, 2021

Spina Farms, San Jose, Thursday, October 21, 2021

Fortunately the weather forecasters were mistaken and Thursday painters were rewarded with a warm and partly cloudy day at Spina Farms. The farm had a wide range of activities to keep both preschoolers and grown ups occupied. We had an amazing turnout, thirteen painters, (Bill, Brad, Janice, Dick, Salinda, Helen, Lisha, Iris, Claudia, Jayne, Laurie, Kris and Alison) and we painted pumpkins, corn maze, sunflowers and happy goblins! ~Alison


Upcoming Paint Sites and other Events

October 28 – Winchester Mystery House, San Jose

November 4 - Foothills Nature Preserve, Palo Alto


For additional information about these paint sites check out the SCVWS Newsletter or Website www.scvws.org

Photos of Artists and their Artwork

Jayne's journal page of sunflowers at Spina Farms

Jayne painting sunflowers

Jayne's view

Helen's watercolor view at Spina Farms.
 Helen was happy the previous night's rain stopped in time
for the 
Thursday morning paint site and the sun came out. 
"It was very nice day, and I did enjoy the Halloween spirits!~ Helen



Claudia's watercolor 

Dick's watercolor  the activity at Spina Farms

Janice's sketchbook watercolor pumpkins and squash

Janice and Brad

Bill

Paintsites artists' display of their morning's work

Speckled Swan gourd at Spina Farms



Sunday, October 17, 2021

Portola Winery, Thursday, October 14, 2021

We had an amazing turnout at the Portola Winery! Susan BG, Masako, Annie, Claudia, Linda B, Jayne, Helen, Dick, Salinda, Lisha, Monique, Connie, Laurie, Sasha, Caroline, Alison, and Lora were treated to views of a beautiful vineyard and pond. Along with Bruno who kept close watch over his “herd”, we were serenaded by birdsong.

Upcoming Paint Sites

October 21- Spina Farms, San Jose

October 28 – Winchester Mystery House, San Jose



For additional information about these paint sites check out the SCVWS Newsletter or Website www.scvws.org


Artists and their Artwork


Painting of the vineyard by Laurie


Lisha Helen and Salinda



Bruno kept a close watch on us

Alison's painting of the vineyard

Portola Vineyards by Lora C. 



Portola Vineyards pond with a spectacular reflection


Masako ready to paint at Portola Vineyards

Portola Vineyards, Portola Valley

Alison in a shady spot, also working on perspective!

Old water tank at Portola Vineyards

Linda happily in the sun, painting vineyards and a barn

Jayne working on perspective with the vines at Portola Vineyards

Portola Vineyards pond

Annie's gouache painting of the house by the pond

Jayne's watercolor sketchbook entry of the sunlit vines


Monday, October 11, 2021

QueensPumpkin Patch, Saratoga, Thursday, October 7, 2021

7 painters received the royal treatment at Queen’s Pumpkin Patch! Plenty of fun and games and animals -ponies, goats, bunnies and baby water buffalo ( even a praying mantis) kept us company amongst the gourd-geous pumpkin patch.


Upcoming Paint Sites

October 14 –  Portola Vineyards, Portola Valley

October 28 – Winchester Mystery House, San Jose

For additional information about these paint sites check out the SCVWS Newsletter or Website www.scvws.org


Artists and their Artwork


Queens Pumpkin Patch with a tremendous variety 
of pumpkins and entertainment


Kathryn and her watercolor, Queens Pumpkin Patch, Saratoga


Alison's spook-tacular view

Ghosts lining up for the Cow Train at Queens Pumpkin Patch

Valerie's "inktober" painting

A praying mantis keeping Claudia company while she paints

Close-up of the praying mantis

Claudia's watercolor of a pumpkin arrangement

Queens Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin watercolor by Lora 

"My focus was to try mixing greys from a triad, red, blue and yellow.  Luckily this site had a large variety of colors and types of pumpkins, and there were many grey pumpkins to paint.  They also had them arranged beautifully.  In Ikebana, (Japanese flower arranging), there is a style called “Morimono”.  It means arranging fruits and or vegetables, with or without flowers in a pleasing way.  Someone at Queen’s Pumpkin Patch has a good sense of this style as there were many clusters or Morimono’s there."


Co-paintsites leader, Lora

More Morimonos

Laurie

Alison guarding the cotton candy and watering hole while 
painting 3 ghosts

Queens Pumpkin Patch, Saratoga

Queens Pumpkin Patch

Valerie has a good start on her pumpkin painting 


Karen painting a view of pumpkins and trees



Friday, October 1, 2021

Japanese Friendship Garden/Happy Hallow Zoo, San Jose, Thursday, September 23, 2021

Brad, Janice, Candy, Lora, Alison and Marni played hooky from painting and enjoyed the animals, artwork and kiddie rides at Happy Hollow. 

The Friendship Garden and Happy Hollow lived up to their names as we had a howling good time and had a nice lunch with friends in the picnic grounds.


Our enthusiasm was not Drag-on and we  appreciated the mascots of Happy Hollow.


Upcoming Paint Sites

October 7- Queens Pumpkin Patch, Saratoga

October 14 –  Portola Vineyards, Portola Valley

October 28 – Winchester Mystery House, San Jose

For additional information about these paint sites check out the SCVWS Newsletter or Website www.scvws.org


Artists and their Artwork


Alison's watercolor of the Happy Hallow Zoo carousel

Paint site leader Alison riding the Happy Hollow 
carousel



Brad and Janice riding the merry-go-round

Brad with his trusty dragon stead

Candy riding the Happy Hollow merry-go-round

Lora racing the giraffe, with the leopard pulling up on her
 left to make it a close win!

A very anxious macaw!

Happy Hallow lemur

Petting zoo mini hedgehog!

Is this tortoise real?

Happy Hallow Police Dept on patrol

Happy Hallow dragon sculpture

All artists aboard, the dragon train is leaving!


One of the ponds is under repair at the Japanese 
Friendship Garden, but it was  still very tranquil

Happy Hallow's famous anteater out and about, scouring for ants?

Paintsites member Jayne S sketching at the Friendship Garden

The anteater had his own topiary!

Brad, Janice and Candy take a break from touring the zoo



Selfie of a brave group of carousal riders
Lora, Marnie, Alison, Candy, Janice and Brad