Sunday, March 28, 2021

Santa Clara Central Park, Thursday, March25, 2021. Week51

Jane, Claudia, Lora, Monique, Marnie, Bobbi, and I met at the Santa Clara Central Park on a moody morning. The park was full of activity -busy birds and tiles. It’s  fun to hear kids on the school playgrounds! ~Alison

Scroll down for 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 

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 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.

  • Upcoming Paint sites:

     Thursday, April 1 – Villa Montalvo, Saratoga

     Thursday, April 8 –  Daniels Nature Center/ Alpine Pond at Skyline Preserve, RC

     Thursday, April 15 – Nola’s Iris Garden, San Jose

     Saturday, April 17 – WEEKEND PAINT SITE: Cummins Iris Garden, Scotts Valley

     Thursday, April 22 – Rancho CaƱada del Oro OSP, Morgan Hill

     Thursday, April 29 - San Jose History Park, San Jose

    For more on the these sites go to Paintsites Details

    Artwork and Photos from this Week's Paint Site

    "Gauging from blooming times in the past years the wisteria
    should have been in full bloom. Oh well, I'm glad I bought 
    along my artistic license" ~Jane

  • Wisteria by Jane S

    Lora sketching near the pond

    "Keeping company with our web footed friends" ~Alison

    Canada goose by Claudia L

    Bobbi's watercolor sketch the pond at SC Central

Other Artwork by Paintsites Members

Santa Teresa County Park by Indira

Fishing in Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz by Dick (plein air)

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