Wednesday, July 22, 2015

West on State

I can't believe it's been over a year since we met to paint at the Pasadena power plant.  On that paint-out I tried a gouache piece, Power Plant Gouache.  This plant has been sort of a landmark for years to anyone getting on or off the end of the Pasadena freeway.  The plant has been undergoing a big update and it seems that more of the old structures disappear weekly.  

For some reason I really like these industrial subjects and hoped we would be back to paint there even with all the construction going on.  The main entrance is at the "back" of the plant on State Street that doesn't have any homes or businesses.  There is a wild hillside opposite the plant which is a nice place from which to paint.  Looking west, I really liked the view of an old brick building, some power poles and lines (which I left out), and the two main towers.  I probably should have painted the older plant structures that may have been demolished already and I should return to try a watercolor piece. 


5" x 7" Gouache



I painted by this tree...Laurel and Darryl below

      

11 comments:

  1. Dear Sherry you did a lovely job with this power plant. The subject really awesome. Who would guess something so industrial could be turned into a great piece of art. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Sherry, another amazing painting! Are you selling any of them?

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    1. Thanks Joani. Occasionally I get an email about a piece. :-)

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  3. A favorite subject. I love your sky and the light on the grass.

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    1. Thanks to you...So happy we have similar tastes in painting locations!

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  4. Sherry, you make a power plant look so beautiful.

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  5. I'm adding this to the favorites - spectacular...and your palms are gorgeous. Always love your delicate brush strokes for the details

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