It's always fun and enjoyable to paint at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge. I visited in the spring and posted that piece in Spring at Descanso. On my most recent paint-out day, it was Chrysanthemum time there. Many pots of beautiful Chrysanthemums were set out along the walkways. I had in mind to see what I could find to paint in the Japanese Tea House area. At the entrance to the koi pond there were some very pretty pots of Chrysanthemums on both sides of the gate. The flowers were white and yellow against dark foliage so I decided to try a gouache piece. Descanso Gardens has many tall, old oak trees and also tall Camellias so many walkways have dappled light. I took a couple work-in-progress photos again to share. And also some Spider Mum photos!
|5 x 7" Gouache|
|First colors and values blocked in.|
|More darks and lights, warm and cool colors.|