Uvas Canyon Park
We had quite a bit of rain several weeks ago and the local newspaper wrote an article about the area waterfalls which were flowing quite briskly. Top of their list was Uvas Canyon Park, which I had not visited since 2004, so it was about time.
Uvas Canyon Park is nestled in upper Uvas Canyon on the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains several miles south of San Jose. Swanson Creek cascades through the canyon and creates many waterfalls and cataracts.
I couldn’t make it until today as I had been out of town, but figured the falls would still be accommodating a lot of the run-off. After taking care of a little business in south San Jose, which was halfway there, I ended up at the park around 11:00. It was a wonderful day & the falls were still flowing nicely.
I painted Granuja Falls which is fairly close to the parking lot. Once I set up, I realized I was almost out of white paint! I managed, though being spare on white, but it lasted for only one painting. Below are some photos of the trip.
A couple shots of Granuja Falls–
My easel by the falls–
A quick snapshot of the painting on my easel–
I struggled a bit with this one and ended up painting in fairly broad and thick strokes with a lot of palette knife work. Not sure if it is a keeper with a little touch up, or just scrape it off. I think I will decide tomorrow!