source link Sierra Road winds from San Jose into the eastern foothills of Santa Clara Valley (otherwise known as Silicon Valley). I was out on that road watching the Tour of California a week ago, as you may have read in a previous blog. I was rained out for painting, so went back today. A storm had just cleared, and the skies were wonderful! I found a great spot overlooking the valley, and could actually see downtown San Francisco, looming over the bay 50 miles away. Mt Tamalpais was directly behind it. What a great day!
follow url I ended up doing a small panorama, 8×16 inches in about 90 minutes. It turned out quite well, a real keeper. I even painted in a wisp of San Francisco way in the distance. Below are a few shots from my vantage point.
go to site The largest cycling event in America, view the 2009 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race that challenges the worldâ€™s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding, no rx 750-mile course from Sacramento to Escondido from February 14-22, 2009.Â This year is special because Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist is in the competition.
go to link In past years, I have motorcycled out on the California coast to paint, and then watch the race go by.Â I would have gone to the coast this year, but we have been battered for days with a long series of rain storms (we need it, but the bikers have been drenched!!), so decided to meet the race close to home in San Jose.
https://groups.csail.mit.edu/cap/wiki/data/media/?july=homework-help-social-issues&or=129 The race actually passed within miles of my home, but I decided to go up a little further into the hills east of Milpitas to catch the race in a more rural spot.Â The forecast was for 90% rain,Â but the skies were clearing, so I took off.Â I took my paints, hoping to paint and watch the race as before.Â As soon as I got to my selected spot, on Calaveras Road just as it climbs over the foothills, it started raining, and continued until I left.
news paper dated 15 august 1947 photos A good artist & painting buddy of mine passed away last week.Â I had known Nick White about 5 years and he was one of the nicest, no nonsense, down to earth guys I have ever known.Â Nick was the leader of the Los Gatos Art Association plein air group, and it was primarily his effort, energy, and care which kept the group going.Â Besides painting together in the local area many times over the years, we took several painting trips together, such as one to the Eastern Sierras in October 2006 to paint the fall colors.
july crisis 1914 summary writing Next are a few photos of Nick during some of our painting adventures together.Â I didn’t have any closeups of him, but mainly just pictures of him doing what he loved doing!! —