Saturday, February 9, 2013

Santana Row, San Jose - in the rain

It was a cold rainy morning for painting - but heck, we plein air artists are a hardy bunch!  Nine people turned out despite the weather and we stuck it out until we were completely frozen at mid-day, when we adjourned for hot soup and conversation.
Santana Row in the rain

Gecko fountain

My first sketch was started in the dry, but mother nature soon had a hand in it and the raindrops can be seen!  The second painting just wouldn't dry, so its mostly unfinished and I only included the part of it that sort of worked. 
Vintage Wine Bar

Brad Painting

While the paints sat there wet, I took up my pen and did a couple of quick line drawings.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Fremont Older Hike and Sketch

Glorious day, wonderful scenery and great company! What more could you ask for.