Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A New Year!

It's January 1st.!  It's wintertime but here in Southern California the temps are in the 70's.  Well, yesterday, December 31st., I was painting a snow scene.  Not a plein air snow scene.  This watercolor was for Vinita Pappas's online watercolor class, Create 38, after her demo.  Vinita showed a neat technique for painting the pines using a splayed, dry, mop brush.  I always learn something from her demo videos.  I was feeling pretty chilly while painting this. The tracks in the snow just make it I think.  I can't seen to get my sky colors to show up well online.  

On New Year's Eve every year after our early dinner out, we stop by the local South Pasadena Rose Parade float construction site.  Most all of the parade floats are decorated by commercial float builders.  Our float is "self-built" by South Pasadena volunteers, which only a few local cities do.  I'm including a photo of the finished float ready to head out to Colorado Boulevard in a few hours.

A Happy New Year wish to all of you wonderful blog readers! 

8 x 10" watercolor



  1. You have captured the chilly scene so beautifully Sherry

  2. Wow - Sherry - it is wonderful that you can capture the winter scene so well when you are in a warm climate. So beautiful. Loved seeing the float too. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a Happy New Year.

  3. Love your pines, Sherry - Happy 2014!

    1. Thanks Joani, I was wary of trying the technique but it was fun. Happy 2014 to you too!