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Some paintings far surpass my expectations and some are scary awful, but it's always fun.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Thursday Plein Air

Last Thursday was the first sunny day in the past week and a half, and the Plein Air group from the SCVWS went to Guadalupe Oak Grove Park in Almaden Valley. It's a beautiful park and well-used; we saw hikers, runners, dog walkers and a workout group. Someone asked if we were birdwatchers-I'm not sure that's a compliment! There's a wonderful rocky cliff face, but I didn't see it soon enough and rather ambitiously decided to paint the view across the valley. The deciduous trees have a warm glow about them right now, as their buds are beginning to swell. I was surprised by how many columns of Italian cypresses there were in the landscape.


  1. This is so Lovely, I love you color choices and of course your drawing is so wonderful too. I live next to that park and you're right it's a busy one. But so beautiful like your painting!

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  3. Thanks, Sheila. I hope to getback to the park soon. My painting class at Mission began yesterday, so maybe I can start getting more work done. Hope to see you soon.