Friday, June 26, 2015

Mission Nursery

I've been able to paint at a few local plant nurseries and it's always a fun experience.  I see it's been almost a year since I painted A Nursery! so I was happy to have another nursery paint-out opportunity. This time we were in San Marino at Mission Nursery.  Although it's been on its corner for many years, it's still sort of a hidden treasure.  A lot of plants and color are packed into the relatively small space.  It's a lovely getaway just to browse.  Because I didn't want to block any aisles with my painting equipment I chose a view from across the street.  I loved the bright green of the building and red of the awning.  Since the group enjoyed painting there, it's on our schedule again.  Next time I'll probably be squeezed in an aisle.  

5" x 7" Gouache




10 comments:

  1. It's a lovely painting. One garden centre I spoke to said I couldn't paint there because of health and safety! So that put me off

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Polly. We've run across some odd reasons why we can't paint a few times.

      Delete
  2. Very pretty. I love it when the artist takes out the things like lamp posts. It makes the sketch or painting so much more appealing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Carol. That lamp post just wouldn't have worked.

      Delete
  3. Stunning in every way. Your confident brush strokes really make this sparkle.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Good choice! I never considered a nursery as subject. And you got that Jacaranda tree. Jealous. Always flub those up.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Liz. I think Jacarandas are tricky too.

      Delete
  5. Ideal with the green and red, your scene sings Sherry

    ReplyDelete