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

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Plein Air-Church of the Five Wounds 7/14/11

Yes, it's a fairly grisly name for a church; it's in a section of San José that was settled by immigrants from Portugal. Although it's a somewhat dodgy part of town and is bordered by a very busy freeway, the grounds are very well-kept. There are still a few Portuguese businesses nearby. The building's two tall bell towers can be seen from some distance and make the church a real landmark. The adjacent rectory is surrrounded by a beautiful border of rose bushes that are in full bloom. The Plein Air group from SCVWS had a good turnout-about 10 of us. It was a very breezy, cool day and the clouds came and went, changing our shadows minute by minute. I did this in a Cachet watercoolor sketchbook with a black pen and washes.

1 comment:

  1. Janice, you've done some very nice plein air pieces. I am especially taken with your waterfall series. I want to get back out with the group. As soon as I recovered from jet lag, I ended up on the jury of a criminal case. I should be done mid-week.