Plein air paintings and drawings from around Silicon Valley.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Sikh Gurdwara San Jose, plein air and studio paintings
Our visit to the Sikh Gurdwara Temple in San Jose was a feast for the eyes. The temple sits up in the hills with a panoramic view of the valley. There are beautiful arches, columns and domes, plus fountains and the hills behind. Way too much to take in on one visit! It was a little chilly, but I did my best with some sketches and a little sketchbook painting of the domes.
This last sketch was done later in the afternoon, the shadows changed minute by minute so I tried to work very quickly.
Today I worked in my studio,from my sketches, trying some loose impressions of the temple just with paint - no preliminary drawing.