Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Lummis Garden

We painted at the historic Lummis House last Saturday.  It's also known as El Alisal for the surrounding alder and sycamore groves.  My previous painting there was about a year ago,  Lummis Light.  The arroyo stone home was built over thirteen years in the late 1800's.  I find it difficult to paint so on this visit the home's garden caught my eye.  Due to the drought we've had in Southern California, it was sad to see many trees in bad condition.  But in the center of the garden a large area of fountain grass really dominated the view.  The backlit, fuzzy flower plumes were beautiful.   I had to try to capture the fall feeling in a gouache piece.

5" x 7" Gouache