In summer 2012, I painted a watercolor of the Gamble House in Pasadena, California. I posted my painting and a bit about the landmark house in The Gamble House. Designed by Charles and Henry Greene, and built in 1908, it is considered to be America's Arts and Crafts masterpiece. It is stunning, and every visit there is special. The house has a certain feeling about it, very calming and elegant.
On my previous paint-out there I found the house to be very difficult to paint in watercolor. Its many rafters and porches, and stained wood color, make a watercolor challenging. This time I decided to try a smaller view. The beautiful stained glass lantern on the back patio caught my eye and I went for the gouache. The public tours of the house were the only mild distraction while painting this serene scene. Our group had such a lovely morning there.
|5 x 7" gouache|
|The lantern on the back patio of the Gamble House|