Welcome to the first plein air paintsite of the year - may there be many more! Weather was cool, but sunny -hooray! The sketch above was done in the gardens of the Casa Grande, which is now the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum. What remains of the old water tower is on the left.
This second sketch is of part of the back of the Casa Grande. A quick painting before lunch, so no time to do the whole house! The original house was built in 1854, and is the second oldest building in Santa Clara County. Sadly, the museum is not open on Thursdays, so we couldn't go inside. I'd like to come back another day and look at the machinery etc.