Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Tulips!

Our Friday paint-out group made a change from our planned location this week.  One member emailed a photo of the tulips blooming at Descanso Gardens.  We thought the flowers might not last long with the forecast warm weather so we agreed to make the change.  

As promised, the tulips were so beautiful and colorful!  There were many photographers enjoying the opportunity for some great shots.  I've written five previous posts about painting at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge, listed in "Labels" on the right.  One of my favorite Descanso paintings was a gouache piece of the stream with a white koi that kept swimming past me, Descanso Koi.  On Friday I walked to a more distant and quiet bed of tulips.  Crossing a bridge over the stream where the koi was still swimming by, I found a view of the tulips that I liked.  I usually try to choose a view with a foreground, middle-ground, and background so I  didn't paint a close-up of the tulips, but I hope the feeling of them is there.     

5 x 7" Gouache


  

10 comments:

  1. Outstanding, Sherry! This may be as close as I get to spring for a while. Just had another snow storm today. Your colors are amazing, and you really captured the moment! One of my favorites of yours.The reflections are wonderful, and the blue in the water just is the icing on the cake for the whole composition.

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    1. Thanks Terry! Yep, the blue worked out. Your winter has been unbelievable.

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  2. I think maybe this is a new favourite for me Sherry. Do you ever come home and paint them larger as they would be beautiful framed

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    1. Thanks Lorraine! I haven't tried a larger gouache. Guess I should!

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  3. I might like the water even better than the flowers

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  4. Oh yes, you definitely got it right, gorgeous painting with brilliant spring colors and beautiful reflections .

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