Monday, November 1, 2010

Bailey Canyon Park

Bailey Canyon Park is a lovely small nature park in Sierra Madre. You can leave your car there and head into the mountains. It may be tacky to mention, but it might be of interest, that the restroom is spectacularly well-maintained.

It rained over night. It was still drizzly and gray when I set out from home on Saturday, and I had thoughts of sitting in my car and sketching. But when I arrived at Bailey Canyon, it sparkled in the morning sun and birds were everywhere. It's a rather simple painting, but the friendly and courteous dog-walkers said they liked it very much.


  1. I really admire the way you have done it with a loose impressionistic style. looks more like an oil.. nice Barbara!

  2. Really nice "shapes" painting. Love the trees especially. I haven't tried watercolors (yet). They seem hard to me, but you make it look easy!

  3. There is a dark area beneath the center trees that looks like a tunnel, cave, or other path that leads to the mysterious deep of the forest. Very inviting! I wanna go!