One of the paint-out groups I'm in has a member who does outdoor plant maintenance at private residences. Because of our fellow artist's connection, last month the group was able to paint at one of her client's homes. We were so lucky to have such an opportunity. The home is on an exclusive street in a very lovely area of Pasadena. Our group was looking forward to our day and the location did not disappoint. There were several garden areas surrounding the house and other buildings on the property. I had a hard time choosing what to paint. I finally decided on one of the intimate patio areas outside some pretty French doors. The morning started out very overcast so I tried a gouache piece. The sun came out for a brief bit of time and I gathered a lot of information on adding some light. I was surprised to see the top of the wall I was painting became white when the sun was shining. The homeowner was happy to have our group there and she even provided a wonderful lunch for us. I'll be sending her a print of my painting.
|5 x 7" Gouache|
|The pond on the other side of the wall I painted.|
|Another pretty vignette.|
|View across the street over iceberg roses lining the walkway.|