Wednesday, June 18, 2014

View from the Terrace

Our Thursday paint-out group had another opportunity to paint at a wonderful private home recently.  We were there a year ago and I painted this watercolor Private Garden of one of the lovely "garden rooms".  There are so many choices at this location, including a grand view of Pasadena landmarks, that I tend to walk around trying to decide what to paint for too long.  On this visit, for this time of year, the choices of view had more sun and fewer shady spots for me to paint from.  I like to sit in the shade.  From my last visit I remembered this view looking in the opposite direction from the terrace I painted then.  It still caught my eye with the dramatic, dark tree trunks next to a corner of the house.  Running out of time, I tried this gouache piece.  This might be fun to try in transparent watercolor too.  I had a second choice of view I'll keep in mind to paint next time. 

5 x 7" Gouache


 

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