Today our plein air watercolor group met at the historic Agnews Insane Asylum complex in Santa Clara, CA. The 90 acre site was first acquired in 1889 and was the 3rd institution built in the state. The 1906 earthquake destroyed the main building and this structure was built in 1913. The facility was closed in 1971 and remained abandoned until Sun Micro-systems bought property and turned it into their headquarters. It is now owned by Oracle. I chose the main clock-tower building to paint on a quarter sheet of Arches 140lb CP.
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My setup. The sun moved and took away all the nice shadows by the time I finished.