I recently painted at The E. Waldo Ward Ranch in Sierra Madre again. A producer of "Gourmet Food Products", their history goes back to 1891 when the land was bought and orange trees were planted. In 1902 a large, beautiful home and a red barn were built. Both are still in use at the homey property. On my first paint-out there, I tried my first plein air gouache piece and posted it in Ward Ranch. This time I tried a watercolor from across the street, looking down the main driveway, capturing a bit of the old home and red barn. I'm working on applying some things I hope I learned in the workshops I took this summer. One of the paint-out groups is returning to the Ward Ranch soon and I'll have another opportunity to paint and shop in their small store. It's always a fun day.
|8 x 10" Watercolor|