Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Camden Court

One thing I love about the Saturday paint-out group I happily found is the great variety of painting locations we visit.  Our leader and organizer has eclectic tastes very sympatico with my own.  A recent paint-out spot was a charming, older neighborhood in South Pasadena named Camden Court.  The South Pasadena Beautiful annual Garden Tour took place in this distinctive neighborhood three years ago and everyone loved it.  There is a large park-like island in the center of the divided street, perfect for painters, but I wanted to include it in my view.  Unfortunately it was very overcast the Saturday we were there to paint.  The sun peeked out around noon so that I could see where to add some sunny colors to my gouache piece.  In that quiet neighborhood, we had more people than usual asking us what we were doing that morning.  Plein air painters get a lot of questions...

5 x 7" Gouache


  1. I really like this Sherry, some beautiful colours leading me right through the scene. Love your colours for the grass

    1. Thanks Lorraine, I can't really get the colors to look quite right online.

  2. Nice painting, with beautiful colors. I'm glad you like Saturday painting. It's great to have you.

  3. Love your sunny colors, Sherry and also getting to see the dreary reference turned into a lovely painting - well done!!!

  4. What a lovely neighborhood. You more than did it justice, Sherry. You capture the light with brilliant color!

  5. A lovely tranquil landscape! Love the technique!