Saturday, May 20, 2017


One of the plein air groups recently returned to the landmark 1925 Rialto Theatre in South Pasadena.  On my previous visit in 2015 I tried a small gouache piece, The Rialto Revisited.  When we were there that day, renovations looked like they had started on the deteriorating theater.  From the outside, I haven't seen any further work being done, but read that a church has signed a lease to operate the venue so we'll see what's coming.

We were all surprised on our recent paint-out day to see a film crew setting up in the morning.  They had trucks and equipment on both sides of the theater so I went looking around the area for another subject to paint.  South Pasadena has some great looking alleys and there was a nice one just across the street.  There was sunlight on the garage roofs, utility poles, and another painter also set up there so I could include her in my watercolor.   I've learned to be flexible in changing what I had in mind as I leave home for plein air painting!

8" x 10" Watercolor


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    1. Hi Joani, thank you, this one went smoothly. :-)

  2. I like the story told in your watercolour Sherry, you have captured it so well

    1. Hi Lorraine, I always appreciate your comments!