San Jose History Park

San Jose History Park is sponsoring several artists paint-outs as part of the Breath of Plein Air exhibit. Today was about the only one I could make, so made my way through the unexpected heavy Cinco de Mayo traffic to the park. Only about 4 of us showed up. I normally don’t paint architecture, but am willing to practice. Below are a few shots of the afternoon.

Nick White was already there and talking with passers-by.


There were quite a few people strolling around the park as there was a Greek Festival nearby. In fact we were entertained all afternoon by live Greek music! I decided to do a small 6×8 of an early 20th century gas station. Below is me by my easel.


Below is my painting on the easel. It turned out just OK, but maybe a little better than I was expecting, as I did the entire painting in a #8 bright brush. I will have to add a little detail lettering later with a small brush.


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