Last month one of the groups I paint with was back at Bailey Canyon Park in Sierra Madre. I've painted there quite a few times now. One attraction in the spring is a large clump of Matilija poppies but they were long finished blooming in July. My previous paint-out there was last December and I posted my gouache piece in Dog Walkers. Looking at that painting, I noticed the tall pine tree I included. In this recent watercolor below, I've also included a tall pine. Unfortunately, thinking about these trees that I painted reminded me of quite a few dead pine trees we noticed last month at the park. The drought we are having in California is taking a toll on the pines...sad to see. The view I chose is from a corner of the park looking across the street to a bright and vigorous bougainvillea. We're hoping for more rain!
|10" x 8" Watercolor|