Lora, Jane, Monique, Newcomer Karen, Lorraine, and Alison had time to reflect at Alpine Pond located at the David Daniels Nature Center in the Skyline Nature Preserve.
We were serenaded by Redwing Blackbirds and Wild Turkeys. Upon reflection water reflections can be a challenge!
A short survey relating to the planning of Paintsites was sent out to members earlier this week. We would appreciate if you could take some time to fill it out and help plan for the coming year. Thanks,
Scroll down and enjoy this week’s photos and artwork posts, details on our plein air safety requirements and upcoming events.
New: Check out our web site Paintsites Homepage. We updated it to include links to presentations on plein air painting by SCVWS members Dick Zunkel, Uma Kelkar and Edward Rooks. All three links were used as references during the SCVWS Zoom Q&A session on February 28, 2021.
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 email@example.com
Blog Submission Guidelines
If you choose not to attend the organized SCVWS plein air events, we invite Paintsites' artists sketching/painting on their own to 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 painting per member per week, please.
- Thursday, April 15 – Nola’s Iris Garden, San Jose
- Saturday, April 17 – WEEKEND PAINT SITE: Cummins Iris Garden, Scotts Valley
- Thursday, April 22 – Rancho Cañada del Oro OSP, Morgan Hill
- Thursday, April 29 - San Jose History Park, San Jose
For more on the these sites go to Paintsites Detail
|Lora's watercolor of Alpine Pond, near the Nature |
Center at Skyline MROS
|Lorraine getting ready to paint the 'grinding stone', once |
used by the Native Americans inhabiting the area
|Lorraine's watercolor of the 'grinding stone' and the |
|Alison painting near Alpine Pond|
|Alison's painting of the reflections on Alpine Pond|
|Lora and Alison walking through the tunnel connecting |
Russian Ridge and Skyline Preserves
|David C. Daniels Nature Preserve on Alpine Pond|
|"Soujourn at Alpine Pond" by Caroline|
|Our turkey companion, not interested in painting though|
|"Alpine Pond" by Jane S.|
|New Paintsites member Karen F. painting at Alpine Pond|
|"Poppies" by Dick, painted plein air at the Pearson|
Arastradero Open Space Preserve, Palo Alto