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UCSC Arboretum, Santa Cruz. Thursday, January 26, 2017
This was a Paintsite  for 'firsts':   Our first visit to the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum which turned out to be a fabulous site.  (The fact that it was a warm, sunny day after so many recent grey, cold paintouts probably colored our impression.)     And, altho'...

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Triton Museum, Santa Clara. Thursday, January 12, 2017
After shivering thru last week's paintout at Wildwood Park (relieved only by Kay Duffy inviting us into the Aegis Gallery for hot coffee), we optimistically asked ourselves: "Can it get any colder than this at a Winter paintout in the SF Bay Area?"   So, wi...

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Wildwood Park, Saratoga. Thursday, January 5, 2017.
The forecast was for rain Wednesday nite into early Thursday morning.   Would it be accurate or would we be rained out again?   The forecast was accurate (it was actually sunnier than forecast) but perhaps overlooked was the predicted wind-chill.  Overlooke...

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Los Altos History House, Los Altos. Thursday, December 29, 2016.


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Stanford University Quad. Thursday, December 22, 2016
After an unprecedented two December rainouts we felt we deserved a good day for painting and did we ever get it:  Early in the week daytime temperatures were on the cold side and the Friday after the paintout Winter came back with a vengeance.  But on Thurs...

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Thomas Fogarty Winery, Skyline Blvd., Woodside. Thursday, December 1, 2016
No doubt about it - winter's here.   At the last paintout some of us were caught off-guard by the chilly morning at Hidden Villa.    Today we were prepared!   So while temperatures in the Valley were in the 50's, they were in the 40's on Skyline Blvd.   But...

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Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills. Thursday, November 17, 2016
T he seasons they are a changin'.    We had an absolutely beautiful day for our "Artists at Hidden Villa"  (AKA "kids and artists")  paintout.    Sunny and clear, crisp shadows, a cloudless blue sky and no breeze:  perfect!   However, this was one of those ...

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Historic Santa Clara RR Depot, Santa Clara. Thursday, November 10, 2016
All Aboard the ArtTrain!    The Historic Santa Clara Depot, the oldest passenger RR depot in California (or something like that), was the venue for the first of what we plan to be many paintouts at historic sites in Santa Clara over the next 9 months.  Whil...

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Japanese Tea Garden in San Mateo's Central Park. Thursday, November 3, 2016.
Although on the small side (a few wide spots and numerous paths provide enough intimate spots in which to set up), the Japanese Tea Garden in San Mateo's Central Park is a wonderful paint site -- it made me wonder why we hadn't visited before.   It didn't h...

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Senior Safari - Happy Hollow Zoo, San Jose. Thursday, October 27, 2016
Taking advantage of the free Senior Safari for adults 50+ at Happy Hollow Zoo, we had a chance to sketch & paint wild (tho' not in the wild) animals for the first time at a Paintsite.  (Other than the wild boars at Joseph Grant County Park but sketching the...
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