This piece was painted in the first watercolor workshop I took. It was October 2011 and fabulous watercolor artist Andy Evansen was the instructor. I would love to take another class from Andy now that I've had more practice. This is the South Pasadena farmer's market. Following the painting is a snapshot I took today at the same market.
I painted this watercolor in April for a challenge in a Facebook group I'm in. The challenge theme was "edible". My photo reference for this was taken at the Santa Barbara market in 1997. So I never know when the opportunity to use a photo might come up! This painting was certainly a challenge with the veggies, people, and perspective. Below it is a photo from the same market that I took a few weeks ago. I wish I could go to that spectacular market every week but it's 100 miles away. Lastly is a photo from the Alhambra farmer's market that I AM able to go to every week!