Saturday, July 23, 2011

Five Wounds Portuguese National Church, Alum Rock

Painting on the street is not always popular - trying to create art is hard enough without adding the hazards of traffic and pedestrians! Kudos to all those artists who turned out. I think everyone agreed it is a wonderful building to paint. We also learned that the father of one our members was responsible for the ironwork inside the Church, so next time you are in the area check it out. Sylvia, Paintsite co-chair.

By Laurie Barna

By Janice Faulstich

By Kaaren Marquez

By Brad Santos
 Normally not given more than a quick glance when driving down busy Santa Clara St. or from Hwy 101, taking the time to sit and paint it made me realize what a handsome church Five Wounds truly is.  And, as always, seeing the many other fine paintings was inspirational, and educational.  I learned not to sit adjacent to a busy bus stop unless I want intermittent blasts of diesel exhaust to quickly dry my paper.  Brad Santos

By Sylvia Waddell
This was done on a 4 x 6"postcard - its the smallest painting I've ever done, although its more of a drawing with a few daubs of paint. Sylvia Waddell

By Lisha Wang

By Dick Zunkel

Friday, July 15, 2011

Half Moon Bay

We had a record turnout for this visit to Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay -a total of 18 artists! The views were challenging with a wonderful jumble of boats, buildings and coastline to choose from. Most of us enjoyed a fish and chip lunch from Barbara's Fishtrap. One of our best paintsites ever! Enjoy the art below.

By Kaaren Marquez

Barbara's Fish Trap, Princeton Harbor, Jenny Tero

Pillar Point Harbor by Laurie Barna

Pillar Point Harbor by Brad Santos

Pillar Point Harbor by Sylvia Waddell

Montara Lighthouse by Lisha Wang

Montara Light by Dick Zunkel

Uvas Canyon

This was one of our Hike and Sketch events where we aim to sketch views not as accessible as our usual paint sites. Uvas Canyon has the attraction of some lovely waterfalls, which were flowing pretty well. We got a good workout hiking up the hills and practiced balancing ourselves and our painting equipment on various large rocks as we painted!
Uvas Canyon by Brad Santos