Last Saturday the paint-out group met at Arlington Garden in Pasadena, just a few days before the first day of spring. It's seemed like spring for awhile since we've had such a mild winter here. On my previous visit I painted Lunch at Arlington Garden. As usual, I spent some time walking around looking for my view to paint. The wisteria surrounding the charming wood bench kept catching my eye. It was the show piece of the garden that day and several of us decided to give it a try. This view had a lot going on, considering the bench, wisteria, surrounding plants, and the olive trees, but I do wish I had tried adding a figure sitting on the bench. I wanted to include some of the olive tree that was in front of me...I love their beautiful leaves. I'll be back at the garden soon to find another view, but the wisteria won't be as spectacular!
|5" x 7" Watercolor|
|Feature at the entrance|