Friday, April 19, 2019

Yellow House X 2

On two visits to Garfield Park in South Pasadena, I painted the pretty yellow house across the street.  The park is surrounded by a neighborhood with interesting homes.  In 2016 I painted a cat sitting across the street at Park Avenue Park Avenue.  The yellow house on the corner is an interesting subject and I'll probably try it again.

8" x 10" Watercolor

5" x 7" Watercolor

Park view

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Azalea and Jade

Since it's spring, I've felt like trying some paintings of flowers...a closer view instead of my usual landscapes.

The azaleas below were painted at our local Arboretum last week.  The cafe there, the Peacock Cafe, had a peacock appropriately posing for photos on the sign.  At Arlington Garden I tried a potted "sunset" variegated jade plant which was such a bright yellow that I couldn't resist.  And last Saturday I sketched my friend Barbara's potted porch plants.  I've found that I need much more practice on flowers!  That does sound like a fun goal.

7" x 5" Watercolor

7" x 5" Watercolor


Stabilo and Micron pens