Saturday, May 7, 2016


This spring I've done some blog posts titled for the flowers I've been finding on paint-outs.  We were back at Arlington Garden recently and I was happy to see the red poppies were blooming as well as the orange California poppies.  It was the spectacular wisteria blooming on my previous visit which I painted, Almost Spring!

Arlington Garden is always changing.  There is always something new being added.  And it's always wonderful to be there.  I tried a view to the east with some of the poppies.  This view includes an old table with a striped umbrella that I last painted four years ago after taking a workshop from Alvaro Castagnet.   I had only been doing plein air painting for a couple months at that time.  I'll post the watercolor below.  Quite a difference.  I guess I'm changing as well as Arlington Garden!

8" x 10" Watercolor

The labyrinth in the foreground.

Some red poppies

Matilija poppy

11" x 8" Watercolor, 2012


  1. Both paintings are lovely Sherry and painted with a really high standard of skill. The difference I take from these is the energy that you injected into your individual brush strokes. The bottom one was probably painted when you were in a different frame of mind. How we feel strongly affects what we do on the paper and that is how it should be for an impressionistic expressive artist like yourself. Keep having fun with what you do so beautifully and so well. xx

    1. Hi Laura, thank you for your always insightful comments! So kind. You're the best, and gave me the push to start this blog!

  2. Dear Sherry both of these paintings sing. You have a wonderful way of capturing the feeling of sunshine. They bring such delight. Hope you have a marvelous week.

    1. Thank you for visiting and such a nice comment! Hope your week is wonderful as well!