Plein air paintings ready for display at the SCVWS Holiday Party
I am getting ready for the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society Holiday Party today, a great event. As leader I will make some remarks. We expect over 100 of our 400+ members. I prepared some plein air work for display and will bring my little travel sketch book. I selected three pieces to display from the Castillo Winery in Morgan Hill, the Casa Grande in New Almaden, and the Carmel Paintout foggy morning. I had to improvise because my professional mat cutter (Bob) is under the weather. I used some existing mats and unframed a few older pieces as my frames on order had not yet arrived. I like the interesting pattern formed on my entry wall with shadows cast through the pleated sliding door covers. That little patch of light on the floor isn't bad either.
The party features many activities and wonderful food, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. We will be raffling original paintings by some of our very generous celebrity artists, Chris Beck, Ferenc Bescze, and Ron Andrews. Check out their work. We will have a painting exchange, a progressive painting project, and will also give away one of our workshops. This is one of the many free perks of joining SCVWS for a mere $30 annual fee. Here is a link to our latest newsletter.
Unfortunately, Bob won't be able to join the fun. I look forward to seeing many artist friends and making some new ones.