Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lilies of the Nile

Recently I was painting at the City of Pasadena's Central Library.  It's a beautiful spot to visit.  Built in the 1920's by noted Southern California architect Myron Hunt, it's a landmark building.  The day our paint-out group was there, the gorgeous blue and white Agapanthus, Lilies of the Nile, were blooming along a walkway.  They were so pretty, I had to give them a try.  And there was a bench to paint from in the shade!  In the same planters there were some Bird of Paradise plants to add some background orange highlights.  It was a warm day and some painters went inside to do some drawing.  I might try that on my next visit.

5 x 7" Gouache

Vintage photo


  1. Wow, this one is such a beauty, Sherry! You were definitely inspired.

  2. hope this does not post twice,
    lovely Purple and Greens Sherry, I have lots of Agapanthus in my garden but just the purple ones which flower at the end of the year

    1. That's neat Lorraine. They are so pretty, especially the darkest colors. Some are very light blue here.