Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Casting at the River

My recent post Casting Practice reminded me that I never finished a piece from November 2013.  Our Saturday paint-out group was at the Los Angeles River to paint.  When we arrived it was kind of exciting to see a man wading out in the river and doing a lot of casting.  There was a photographer shooting the casting session.  The photo shoot might have been for an ad or a school project.  I hadn't finished adding the fishing pole and line in this watercolor until I painted at the Pasadena area casting pond and got a better look at more casting action.  My most recent visit to paint at the river was in March and I shared that watercolor in L.A. River Ducks.  It will be fun to visit again to see the ever-changing river.

8" x 10" Watercolor



  1. A complex scene Sherry painted beautifully. I was drawn to the small image in my email and immediately wanted to see more. Do you ever take these plein air works and then do a bigger studio version?

    1. Thanks Lorraine! I don't think I've painted any larger studio versions of plein air pieces.

  2. This is just lovely. I'm very familiar with the LA River. Spent a fair amount of time walking it's banks, but have never seen fly fishermen.

    Kudos to you for pulling off a complicated watercolor

  3. I remember that day. You got bicycles too.

  4. Not sure if my first comment made it.....Love this painting Sherry. Nice greens and love the bicycles in the middle ground. gives the eye another place to go! so nice.

  5. Such a great sense of place and movement, Sherry. You hues always suggest and lead my eye. A very pleasant painting.

  6. Hi Sherry! I just fell in love with this beautiful painting of yours and others too..Thanks for your visit on my blog.