Saturday, January 10, 2015

Museum Gouache


I was back at the beautiful Pasadena Museum of History last month with one of the paint-out groups.  We only had a short time to paint since we were there to see the show Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden.  Some artist friends had paintings in the juried show so we had to check it out.  

The museum is housed in a 1906 mansion with beautiful surrounding grounds.  The day was overcast and dreary and I was looking for a bit of sun and shadow for my view to paint.  I didn't quite find any sun but I found a nice view of some pathways, trees, and mountains.  It turned out that the spot where I was sitting at the top of the property, was what I had painted two years ago on my first paint-out there.  Looking at that previous watercolor, Another Museum!, this time I was sitting in the light area between the two hedges.  I tried a gouache piece since I paint them smaller and they dry more quickly.  Just finished in time for our discussion before the show.  

5 x 7" Gouache


1906 Feynes Mansion

A pretty Christmas Cactus on the grounds

10 comments:

  1. This painting has lovely atmosphere.

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  2. The palm trees are fantastic, too!

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    1. I do like to paint palm trees fortunately!

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  3. The rich purple of the distant hills really makes the foreground and midground so important. Love it.

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    1. Thanks Terry, I try to get those distances in.

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  4. Everythings cooking in this painting. Purpely preciousness!

    I wish I'd seen the show. I remembered it on the way home from Saturday's session but knew I wouldn't be able to catch it. I think the last day was Sunday. Were you in it? is it a competition or do you have to be in one of the clubs?

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    1. Thanks Liz. I don't tend to enter shows. Anyone can enter to be juried in or out.

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  5. I went to see the show yesterday; I liked it. Good variety. We'll all enter next year.

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    1. Good variety for sure. I liked the show too.

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