Thursday, February 25, 2016

State Street

I'm always excited to see what I can find to paint when we meet at the Pasadena Water & Power plant. The entrance is on State Street behind the main structures.  State is sort of a dead end street so there isn't much traffic, and there's a wild hillside for artists to paint from.  On our last visit I painted a gouache piece while I sat at the base of the hill, West On State.  I wanted to try the same view in watercolor.  This time I added the utility poles I left out on the gouache painting.  The plant is still undergoing construction to update.  I hope some of the characteristic buildings will remain.  It's been a prominent feature in Pasadena for so long.  I'm looking forward to painting more views. 


8" x 10" Watercolor


East on State Street

The view from farther up on the hillside.


4 comments:

  1. Always love the changes you make in your painting vs. the photo.

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    1. Thank you Joani, I really appreciate your faithful comments.

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  2. Excellent painting, Sherry. And a great location for you. I loved your gouache rendition, too.

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    1. Thanks Terry. Not sure why I like the industrial subjects~

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