Sunday, November 23, 2014

Autumn at La Casita

I returned to paint at La Casita in Pasadena recently.  It's a spectacular old 1933 building made of arroyo stones.  Perched on the edge of the Arroyo Seco, to me it always seems to have a softness about it with its pale, dusty blue trim.  I posted my previous painting there in La Casita Del Arroyo.  From La Casita there is a nice view of the famous Colorado Street Bridge, which I haven't tried painting yet.  Some day!  But not on this visit.  I painted La Casita again, adding some of my paint-out friends this time.  I also took two work-in-progress photos to share.  

8 x 10" Watercolor


First wash

Second pass


20 comments:

  1. Lovely painting and so nice to see your progress.

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  2. Beautiful painting. You have a wonderful eye for bringing out the best in the scene.

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  3. Great to see the progress shots Sherry and then the wonderful finished work

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    1. Thanks Lorraine, wasn't sure about the WIP shots.

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  4. You've made a parking lot look so beautiful! Lovely painting, Sherry.

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    1. Ha, Thanks Terry! Last time we painted there, cars were in all those parking spaces!

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  5. Love seeing stages, Sherry - you've done it again, making the painting look way better than real life!

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    1. Thanks Joani, I thought maybe fellow watercolor artists would like the WIP and I'm surprised that others are too.

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  6. Wonderful seeing it come alive. Adding the figures gives it an added interest that I really like.
    You do beautiful work.

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  7. oh oh oh oh I want to go here!!! yes indeed, lets take on the bridge lol

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    1. Hmmm...I'm still putting off trying the bridge. :-)

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  8. Fabulous painting as always Sherry. Really interesting to see your process. Thanks for sharing. Hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving. The postcards were lovely.

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    1. Thank you Laura! I really appreciate your comments.

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  9. Beautiful, colorful and lively, great to see your steps !

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