We had eight bundled painters at the Sunnyvale Heritage Orchard on a cool cloudy day. Jane, Tanvi, Claudia, Caroline, Susan BG, Monique, Alison welcomed the return of Lorraine! Photos from the March 7 weekend paintsite are included in this blog. These words were displayed on a sign at the Sunnyvale paintsite:
No brush can paint the picture
No pen can describe the sight
That one can be found in April
in the Valley of Heart's Delight
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.
See below, for this week's photos and artwork posts, details on our plein air safety requirements and upcoming events.
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 March 18, Almaden Quicksilver County Park, San Jose
- Registration is Open for 53rd Annual Show
|Saratoga Orchard on a bright and sunny day|
|Claudia's plein air sketch|
|Claudia's sketch completed at home|
|Lora's studio painting from her plein air sketch|
|Alison's painting at Saratoga Orchard|
Sunnyvale Heritage Orchard paintsite.
|Sunnyvale Heritage Orchard under cloudy skies|
|Tanvi and Claudia at the Murphy House Gardens|
|Caroline by the garden|
|Fruit trees beginning to leaf out.|
|Alison's painting at the Sunnyvale site|
|Claudia's painting of the small barn at Sunnyvale|
|Jane S. painting of flowering apricot trees at Sunnyvale|
|Sue B.G. sketchbook painting at Sunnyvale|
|Caroline's painting of blooming trees at Sunnyvale|
|Indira's painting "Wait for Spring"|
|"Spirit of the Forties" by Dick, plein air pen and ink with watercolor wash |
at San Jose History Park
|Uma at work, painting large|
|Santa Cruz and Wilder Ranch collection|
|Uma's painting from Wilder Ranch|