Continuing the ”Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley” year long quest.
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We come to the final painting in the year long quest. Since the very beginning, I have had various ideas on what to paint as the last one, but just a couple weeks ago came up with the “trio”, Morning…Afternoon…and Evening. We had an almost full moon rising around dusk today, so what better way to end this quest with a view of Silicon Valley with a full moon rising over the eastern foothills. I am not as familiar with the western foothills of Santa Clara County where I wanted to paint this, so took me quite a bit of time on Google Earth, and just driving around, to find this scene. I also wanted it to be by a creek I had not painted yet.
I settled on a view from Peacock Court in the foothills above Cupertino. In the distant valley you can see downtown San Jose. The creek is Swiss Creek and is a tributary of Stevens Creek, which I have painted several times in this quest. We were above Permanente Quarry and I could hear the equipment in the distance below. As soon as I turned onto Peacock Court, guess what I saw….a peacock!
The rising moon was spectacular. In the pictures, it almost looks like a rising sun. I stayed until it was too dark to paint, and touched the painting up in the studio.
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This ends the year long quest, but there is much more coming up! Just the painting part is over!
I have a special surprise coming in a few days, and there is much more after that, so stay tuned!
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