I tried painting the cherry trees in watercolor. I knew it would be difficult to capture the brightness of the pink petals with transparent paints. I also painted a small gouache, 5x7" from my painting spot. It's looking out through an archway from the lawn toward a planter planted with California poppies. Thinking about it now, I should have tried the trees in gouache and the archway in transparent watercolor. The group will be returning to Descanso and I know I'll have opportunities to paint more views.
|8 x 10" watercolor|