Tuesday, April 27, 2010

More green leaves

This past Saturday, I made more progress on the leaves in my painting. Next, the flowers!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

starting a new painting

This is my latest painting, I started it last Saturday and this is how much I got done in the first session. I painted on it again today, so about twice as many leaves are complete now. The photo was taken at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park last week.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Allied Arts Guild

I went to the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park twice this week to paint. The first time was a mistake, I thought it was Wednesday when our HMB plein air group would be there, but it was Tuesday. Luckily, another group, the Peninsula Outdoor Painters, was there and welcomed me, so I stayed and painted with them. Then I went back on the real Wednesday and met my own group. I did a variety of quick watercolors and also took some photos for future paintings. For the round fountain, I sat on the second-floor landing of outdoor stairway, to get an aerial view. The photo shows the actual fountain, you can see my painting of the same scene.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Watercolor cards

The plein air group went back to the same nursery where we have painted before. This time, I brought along more blank greeting cards and finished several. It was a lovely day in the garden, lots of things are blooming now.