Saturday, July 12, 2014

Paleta Cart

Last month our Saturday plein air group met to paint at Echo Park.  Paint-outs there have been increasing since it's lotus season.  On my previous visit, an overcast day, I painted a gouache piece of the boathouse which I posted in The Boathouse.  Another group has this location on the schedule for next week and I see I need to catch up on posts.

It was a busy Saturday at the park.  Photographers were getting shots of the gorgeous lotuses.  There was a wedding party too.  The many paleta carts caught my eye again so I gave it a try.  They circulate, or park in the shade, and sell ice cream, popsicles, and fruit bars.  This piece was fun, and I had a wonderful morning painting at the lake with friends.


8 x 10" Watercolor




Bill Peterson



6 comments:

  1. think I could recognise a Sherry Palm tree anywhere, nice figure and cute dog in your gouache. How I would love to see this spectacular Lotus show

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  2. Your painting of this scene on a bright cheery day is so perfectly expressive of the way it must have felt to be there! The colors you used and the glow of the trees and the people's clothing.... the movement and sense of excitement... it's wonderful! Well done!

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    1. Hi Katherine, thanks so much for your comment!

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  3. I never realized what a beautiful flower a lotus is. This is another great scene you've painted, Sherry. If feels like such a sunny day, and the people walking through the park are brilliantly painted.

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    1. Thanks Terry. The lotuses are gorgeous and they get to be 5 feet tall which is pretty amazing to see.

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