Thursday, March 31, 2016

Wilderness Park

Somehow during my few years of plein air paint-outs with local groups, I've missed visiting a park or two.  Wilderness Park in Arcadia has been on the groups' schedules but something has always come up for me and I couldn't attend the paint-out.  Well, one time it was drizzling and I didn't go.  I was excited to see the area which is way up in the foothills.  It didn't disappoint.  The park is just beautiful and the day was lovely too.  I like to try to include some sort of structure in my paintings but the nature center and restrooms didn't appeal.  I always like utility poles and fences but there wasn't a good spot to paint them from.  The steps connecting two levels had some beautiful trees and light, a picnic table to paint from, and unfortunately a red-tagged tree.

8" x 10" Watercolor




4 comments:

  1. Wow, what a pretty place, Sherry. I cannot believe you've missed any parks in your area! This one is just lovely. A really great nature scene, and I just love how you caught the light. I'm there!

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    1. You're so nice Terry...thank you for your faithful comments!

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  2. it's interesting that when you take in a scene like this, it's beautiful and rich, but when you try to paint it it's like making sense out of chaos. Yet you have just the kind of chops that can pull it off. Beautiful work

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    1. Thanks, fun to chat with you while painting!

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