The paint-out group returned to Arlington Garden this week since it was so beautiful two weeks ago. I posted my gouache piece from that morning in Arlington Agaves. Many of us were hoping the red poppies would be blooming more plentifully on our second visit to the garden. We were lucky, and they were looking so bright and red. I actually sat under the same pepper tree as I did on my last paint-out there when I painted the agaves. I just turned a bit to the west for a nice view of the field of wildflowers where the red poppies were blooming. I couldn't decide whether to paint a gouache piece or a transparent watercolor so I did both. I haven't tried that for awhile since it's quite a lot of work to finish the two paintings before the group discussion time. It's also a bit difficult for me to switch back and forth between the two different ways I paint the watercolor and the gouache, but I am getting better at that as I'm getting more used to gouache. What a fun morning painting among the wildflowers!
|8 x 10" Watercolor|
|5 x 7" Gouache|