Thursday, July 3, 2014

Summer in the Park

A few Saturdays ago the plein air group painted in Garfield Park in South Pasadena, California.  I've lived here in South Pasadena for many years so I was looking forward to painting in the city's main park.  It was a very busy day at the park with many dog walkers, groups, parties, and meetings, as well as a few painters.   I chose a shady spot under a tree with a view of a birthday party being set up.  The balloons caught my eye which I thought would work well in a gouache piece.  Lots of green in this one!  

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July and Garfield Park will be even busier.  South Pasadena prides itself on having a small town feel.  So every year on the Fourth of July the festivities start with a pancake breakfast at 7AM.  Then there is a parade with lots of local color which ends at Garfield Park with kids' activities and food.  At night we have a terrific fireworks show at the high school.  Spectacular!


5 x 7" gouache



Vintage postcard from my collection


    

6 comments:

  1. Really like this Sherry, and the balloons and figures are just fantastic!

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  2. Happy celebrations Sherry. This is a great painting, your greens so vibrant but real looking, the balloons, placement of the reds and the telegraph pole/lines keeps me looking right around the scene. Love the vintage card too

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  3. Brilliant, Sherry. Your balloons are the perfect touch, and they look luminescent to my eyes. So well done!

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    1. Terry, I always love your generous comments!

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