The Friday paint-out group enjoyed Mission Nursery in San Marino so much that we wanted a second visit. It was a few months ago when we were there and I painted Mission Nursery. On this recent visit, I had some choices to make...as always I guess! Since I painted from across the street on the west side last time, I thought maybe I would try a piece from inside the nursery. One artist mentioned this to a worker who did not look pleased so we decided against that. The aisles are narrow. There is a greenhouse inside too which would have been all right but I wasn't up for humidity and so much green. OK, outside on the front sidewalk there was a small tree for some shade and I tried a gouache piece looking into the front of the nursery. Another choice was whether to add my fellow painter, Harold. Instead, our group member, Shinji quickly posed for me inside the nursery behind some flowers for sale so I could include a figure. But whether or not to add the red metal fence in front of the business. I decided against it but still a little unsure!
|7" x 5" Gouache|
|The greenhouse...lots of green, and humid!|