Tuesday, June 16, 2020

June Jacarandas

We are lucky in Southern California to have Jacaranda trees blooming in May and June.  Their beautiful purple-violet flowers are stunning when they cover the trees.  There are several nearby streets planted with the trees for blocks.  The flowers fall leaving a purple carpet on the streets.  They are very fragrant as well.  But parking under a tree results in many stubbornly sticky flowers on the car.  Still, painters look forward to Jacaranda season and plan paint-outs to see them.  This was my watercolor from 2019 Spring Flowers! painted on location.  This year's watercolor was painted from a photo I took at Marengo Elementary in South Pasadena.

Watercolor 5" x 7"


  1. The Jacaranda is one of the most beautiful trees I've ever seen . So outstanding because of the color of the flowers but the ones I've seen are huge. Mostly in Central Florida, and especially in the Tampa area.
    Thanks for sharing it.

    1. Hi Barbara Joan, Thank you for commenting. We really love the Jacarandas here in California. Lucky to see them every spring.