Friday, February 17, 2012

Campbell Heritage Theater, Campbell

Yesterday's paintsite was the gorgeous Spanish colonial style Heritage Theater and Community Center. It was good practice for our perspective skills which we are thinking about constantly for our little refresher class next week. A couple of issues came up which could only be resolved by being there and being able to walk down the street and see exactly what the building looked like from different angles. One of the benefits of being on site as opposed to working from photographs!
West Campbell Ave looking towards Winchester Ave

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Chinese Cultural Garden, Overfelt Gardens, San Jose

Very few people seem to venture into this area, but it is a lovely little park with some interesting Chinese buildings and sculptures. We were painting here this time 2 years ago, but then the blossoms were a little further along. This year has been so much drier.
These are two little paintings in my sketchbook. I just managed to draw a couple of the geese before they all moved on.