Tuesday, October 7, 2014

South Pasadena Library

A couple Saturdays ago we painted at the South Pasadena Library.  The old library building at this location is from the 1930s and was the entrance when I moved to South Pasadena.  It was expanded in the 1980s, including a new entrance on the opposite side of the original building.  This is the view most of our group was painting so I chose a shady spot in the same area.  The last time I painted at the library I tried the coffee house across the street which I posted in Kaldi.  

After my two recent watercolor workshops with Iain Stewart and David Taylor, I'm thinking about what I've learned.  There is so much to understand about watercolor.  After understanding the basics, it's another thing to master...beginning plans and finishing details with a goal in mind.  With all that's in our painter's brains about what to do, maybe we just all paint intuitively...it's on my mind.


8 x 10" Watercolor


 

6 comments:

  1. I love following your watercolor journey. Your gouache from Kaldi is one of my favorites of yours, Sherry. There is so much movement in this one, and you are the master of great light and shading. You always get the most out of your pigments, and they always help tell the story.

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    1. Thanks Terry! Yes, the journey...love your always thoughtful comments.

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  2. You really brought out the warm sunshine!

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  3. The lighting on the library building and surrounding trees is fantastic! I love the figures, too.

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    1. Hi Pam! Thanks so much for your comments!

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