Thursday, April 7, 2016

Verdugo Adobe

A recent post was a watercolor painted at a park I hadn't visited before.  Today's piece is from a recent plein air paint-out at an historic adobe I hadn't known about.  It's in Glendale, California, the Catalina Verdugo Adobe.  Built in 1828 at the base of the Verdugo Hills, the adobe was named for Jose Verdugo's daughter, Catalina.  It's in a beautiful shady park located in a lovely residential neighborhood.

The adobe was a simple structure, just a main room and covered porch.  The shadows on the south side of the building caught my eye.   I also liked the simple cactus garden there and decided to give that view a try.    

8" x 10" Watercolor

Our paintings lined up for the discussion  


  1. I've never been there. I must go. Nice work on the painting - good colors.

  2. Love this, Sherry - love what you added and what you left out.

  3. What a lovely place to paint. You really made the shade look so inviting. I bet it's fun to line up all your paintings afterwards to see everyone's interpretation.

    1. Thanks Terry. I think seeing everyone's interpretation is what we all enjoyed in Vinita's class as well!