Thursday, September 17, 2009
Plein Air at Shoup Park in Los Altos
Shoup Park is a small redword preserve with children's play area, picnic tables, and this lovely Veteran's sculpture placed in the park 11 years ago. The soldier represents the protectors of our country, and the baby repesents liberty.
About a dozen of us turned out for plein air with a promised potluck luncheon at the home of one of our very active leaders. Karen's home is lovely in the hills overlooking the bay. We sat out and had a delicious feast, and some shared comraderie. After lunch we quickly displayed our work. There were some beautiful pieces done of this sculpture and many of the redwood tree grove. I especially liked a gnarled old tree on which the artist used watercolor crayon to add some energetic line work. I am fortunate to paint with so many wonderful artists.