Our large group of Thursday plein air painters was able to visit a gorgeous private home recently. What a treat it was to be able to paint there. It's such a lovely place with a fantastic view across the arroyo of two prominent Pasadena landmarks, the Colorado Street Bridge and the old Vista del Arroyo Hotel. The home is a beautiful Spanish style and painted a pink-ish terra cotta as many are in Southern California.
I didn't paint the view again. There were several secluded garden areas. Some patios and gardens were isolated through gates and all were picturesque, waiting to be painted. I decided to try one of these lovely patios which had an abundance of potted plants and a charming striped awning. Too many choices for me that day!