Friday, November 7, 2014

Giant Pumpkin

We were back in the city of Sierra Madre on the day before Halloween.  Our location for the paint-out was Alegria Street where there were many homes with decorations.  The most elaborately done house ended up being on TV that night.  While we were there a news crew arrived to film and interview the home owners.  They also interviewed some of the painters in our group but they didn't make the news.
I chose another, less colorful yard to try in gouache.  I loved all of the trees almost hiding the house at the back of the lot, and the chain-link fence in front.  There was also a giant pumpkin awaiting a face.  As it turned out, I left out most of the trees and the chain-link fence.  Maybe another time!  

Just a quick report on my substitute teaching gig at an adult education watercolor class.  It was a lot of fun of course, mostly because the people were so nice.  I took in paintings to show them as well as a still life set-up.  I thought we could all paint the still life and I could help with a tip or two.  Instead, they wanted to watch me paint the still life...my first "demo".  So I jumped in and started painting.  Luckily I've been painting regularly and it went OK!   


5 x 7" Gouache




6 x 8" Watercolor



8 comments:

  1. Glad to hear the class went well. It's a very cool still life. How can people resist the urge to paint?

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  2. Love your treatment of the river rock wall. I'll need to take note of that cause I have a feeling there's going to be a lot of that sort of stuff where were painting today.

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    1. Thanks Liz, yep rock walls are a challenge.

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  3. Not surprised you were received so well at the class Sherry and your still life demo is just great

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  4. Wonderful news about your class, Sherry. You are so perfect for this. Here's to many more opportunities like that.

    Love the gouache - looks even better than the photo!

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    1. Thanks Terry! "Whew" on the substituting!

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