Every Thursday morning I meet with a group of fellow painters at 9:00 a.m. I have been painting with this group for over 8 years. We paint till 12:00, eat our sack lunches and finish with a critique. Walter McNall is our leader along with his lovely wife Martha. After lunch Walter critiques the oil paintings and I critique the watercolors.
This week we painted at the Arlington Garden in Pasadena. The garden is at its peak for blooming colors, and variety. The day was warm and pleasant with temperatures in high 70’s. We had a large turn out of painters this week. Usually we range from 15 to 30 people but yesterday we topped 40!
You would think a place so beautiful would be easy to paint…not so. I felt overwhelmed with so much beauty. I took time to wander about the gardens, visit with fellow artists, and did a couple drawings. I settled a midst the bright red poppies and did a small watercolor.
If you live in the Pasadena area and would like join us let me know…all are welcome.