Sunday, June 30, 2019

Ananda Ashrama

I realized I haven't posted these two watercolors I painted on two visits to the Ananda Ashrama in La Crescenta.  It's such a beautiful and calming place covering 120 acres and featuring some very special buildings, some stone, from the 1920's.  Such a treat to paint there.  I'm hoping to return sometime.

Watercolor 10" x 8"

Watercolor 8" x 10"

Part of the mosaic cactus garden walkway. 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Spring Flowers!

With a winter season of more than normal rainfall here in Southern California, the flowers this spring have been gorgeous.  Last week two paint-out groups had some wonderful purple/lavender Jacaranda trees to paint.  This year the trees' flowers seem to me to be more vibrant than we usually see.  A few months ago painters were noticing the many hillsides covered with bright yellow mustard flowers where there had been dried weeds before.  So many beautiful views to paint!

Watercolor  10" x 8"

Pen and Watercolor Sketch 5" x 7" Avenue 64

Watercolor 5" x 7" at Elephant Hill

Sketchbook, pens and watercolor

Friday, June 7, 2019

White Flowers

On a couple recent spring Saturday paint-outs we had some beautiful white flowers blooming.  I was happy to get to try some Matilija poppies again last week at Bailey Canyon Park.  I painted these at Eaton Canyon a few years ago, Matilijas.  A few weeks ago we were at Memorial Park in Pasadena where the white iceberg roses were blooming.  Hard to believe it's been six years since I painted there, Another Park!  We've had some beautiful flowers this spring after our rainy winter.

Watercolor 7" x 5"

Watercolor 5" x 7"