We were at the Arboretum recently for our plein air location planning session. This always takes awhile which leaves only an hour or so for painting. The last time I painted there, I did a watercolor, Peacock Cafe.
We all headed for an area to hopefully see some bright orange California poppies blooming. The poppies turned out to be a little past their prime. But, there was some shade and a view of part of the lake. The west end of Baldwin Lake was very brown and muddy looking with some interesting reflections. I loved the palm trees and tried a gouache piece in our short amount of time. A friendly mallard duck came by to check us out and I thought of adding him to my piece. Maybe!
|7 x 5" Gouache|