Monday, August 22, 2011

Cobb's Grounds

I think this painting might be my best plein air watercolor painting. I think it captures the depth and light changes that attached me to this scene. And it looks kind of competent, rather than pale and tentative or overworked. This was my second painting visit this summer to the Cobb Estate in Altadena.

I photographed some jimson weed, to channel Georgia O'Keefe, and/or give you a give you a sense of the benign eeriness of the place. I also pocketed a heart-shaped rock and took it home. For luck and love and my large collection.


  1. Apart from the light and shade, there seems to be a lot of moving energy in this painting.. it seems so alive!
    That is a lucky rock you picked up, wish you good luck!

  2. I am envious of your wonderful talent!
    I'm a Valentine baby so the heart rock makes me smile. :)

    Thanks for your visit to my macro post this week.

  3. Really a fan of this one. Going to try and join you for part of plein air at Pasadena C.H. tomorrow.