Tuesday, March 8, 2016

City Hall

The 1927 Pasadena City Hall showcases elements of a couple architectural styles.  I think it's a challenge for artists to paint.  It's a stately and impressive structure featuring some difficult details like arches, domes, and spires.  I was there for a paint-out several years ago and never finished the watercolor since I didn't like the way it was going.  When I returned recently, the group met in a plaza on the east side of City Hall.  Another civic center building and trees caught my eye, some distance away from the main dome.  The bare trees that I liked, I ended up leaving out since they would have made the scene too busy.  There is a charming City Hall courtyard I would like to try next time.  

8" x 10" Watercolor

The courtyard



  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Joani. Can't get my sky colors to show up online...

    2. It's tough sometimes - know what you mean.

  2. Seems like no scene is too complicated for you Sherry. Your experience is realy shining through

  3. What a beautiful location, Sherry. Your loose technique is really so well done. I love taking tours of your hometown with you.