Saturday, June 17, 2017

Frederick's Field, Almaden Valley San Jose Thursday June 15, 2017

We are very grateful to Karen Frederick, and her husband Bill for allowing us to paint in and around their beautiful lavender field, and for being such gracious hosts. Thanks also to Mike Rogan for the recommendation.

Frederick’s Field is located in the rolling hills above Almaden Valley with views of terraced lavender, fruit trees and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Painters were expecting a very hot morning on the Almaden Valley Hillside, but in the end a gentle, cool breeze added to an excellent plein air experience. There were so many painting opportunities. The little vignettes of lavender bouquets and fresh fruit were delightful. 

Link to Frederick's Field

Karen and Bill. Thank you… was a wonderful morning! 

Karen Frederick  - ‘The Lavender Lady'

Freshly cut lavender

Lavender bouquets 

One of several beautiful arrangements set up by Karen

Marilyn with a special gift

Marilyn’s view of the lavender 

Where’s Marilyn? Lavender field by Candy

Candy and Roger

Candy’s sketch of lavender barrel

 Lisha and Joy

Lisha’s watercolor of a palm

 Lisha’s composition with artists

Lavender and Artichoke paintings by Joy

Cindy’s view of lavender and Almaden Hills

Lavender vignette by Cindy

Karen Harvesting Lavender by Jane


Jayne’s view from the lower patio

Katherine’s close up view of lavender

Salinda, blending in with the lavender

Salinda's painting of lavender in the field

Salinda's painting of bouquet and wood

Helen’s view from the lower patio

Liz studying the lavender

Liz's painting, Lavender in a metal bucket


Alan’s view from the lower patio


Lois’s sketch looking out from the patio

Kaaren's painting of lavender and the hills


Patio shadows by Broncha

Artichokes and a very happy bee

Lunch and laughter on the patio

Sun and shade on the patio

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