Friday, July 5, 2013

Liz's House

It was July 4, 2012 when I started this blog!  I really appreciate everyone who has come by here in the past twelve months.  It's been very encouraging to have visitors.  After one year, the blog is still so much fun, and the paintings continue!   

The most recent plein air group I joined is a great group of artistic people.  I ran across the group one Friday morning, painting at Arlington Garden and asked if they would mind if I joined them the following week.  One of our members, Liz, lives on a street in South Pasadena that is lined with Jacaranda trees which I wrote about in my post Jacarandas!.  Liz kindly invited the plein air group to paint at her house when the trees were in full bloom with their purple flowers.   I found a spot by the curb, in the fallen purple flowers, across from the shaded north side of Liz's beautiful brick home.  Purple flowers continued to fall in my palette and water.  No problem!       


                                     

The diverse painting group, which began in 2004, decided to have a show of our artwork!  It's scheduled for July 2 through July 31, 2013 at the Glass Room Gallery in San Gabriel.  It's very exciting for me to be included with the group in this show.  Who knows what the next year will bring!
    


12 comments:

  1. Oh that gorgeous purple called me over here from my little corner of the blogging world Sherry. Really love this painting. Fabulous colours and composition. Congrats for your blog's Birthday. Great fun it is indeed. Just sorry I have not got more time to spend it visiting regularly.

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    1. Hi Laura, thanks for coming by, I always owe you for the little push and direction to start this blog! I wish I had more time for visiting as well!

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  2. Hi Sherry Congrats on your 'blog Birthday!' I dont always comment but I always do take a look. Love the way you paint plein air, keeping that tradition alive! I plan to try and do more of that myself. Your paintings are always beautifully colored, and this is no exception!

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    1. Thank you so much Roy, I'm honored you stopped by. I do have the benefit of less-rainy weather for plein air painting so I'm taking advantage of it.

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  3. This painting shows one of those moments in time we all treasure. Good job catching it. :-)

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    1. Thank you Marsha, such a lovely comment.

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  4. Beautiful jacaranda blossoms. And happy blogaversary.

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  5. Such a lovely scene and as always captured brilliantly by you. Happy blog birthday Sherry

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    1. Thanks so much Lorraine. You are a main source of encouragement!

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  6. What a beautiful painting, and setting. Those jacaranda trees really send me! It must be wonderful to be there painting. Congratulations, Sherry, on one year blogging. It's been fun to come along, and watch how you have grown, and I look forward to more. Also, best of luck in the upcoming show - enjoy every minute.

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    1. I always appreciate your sweet comments Terry. Surprisingly some paintings have sold from the show. A first for me!

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