Friday, February 21, 2014

The Friends Meeting House -- California's Oldest

"Friends Meeting House"
11" x 14" Ink and Watercolor on Paper
The SCVWS paintsites group met at this sweet little spot, tucked away on a quiet residential street in San Jose.  This small building is the oldest Friend's house in California, dating back into the 1800s. It was moved a couple hundred feet when 880 was built.  The day was sunny and warm, and we had a small, but productive group painting. I was delighted to see my host for the Croatian Art Retreat, Marion Podolski.
Because I am working on a commissioned ink and watercolor sketch, I wanted to experiment with the medium.  I would like my commission to be a bit more sketchy than this, which I am finding a challenge. Knowing I am doing it for a client makes me immediately more careful.


Mary said...

Congratulations on your commission, Mary; I hope it is enjoyable for you to work on. I have enjoyed browsing all your recent entries and love this piece as well as your "Room with a View" pieces--great idea for art while traveling. Your collage is a very different and wonderful creative achievement; it definitely communicates your love for the boat and the place.

CrimsonLeaves said...

This is beautiful, Mary!

Marie Theron said...

It is a very good rendition of a traditional place!