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|