Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sky About To Rain

Even if you've just driven through Pasadena, you've probably seen this - St. Andrew Church. St. Andrew's is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, although the current beautiful building with the tower wasn't built until 1927. The interior of St. Andrew's is wonderful. You should visit, maybe take a tour, or at very least visit their website and look at the pictures.

I was painting from a vantage point at Memorial Park. Memorial Park suffered devastating losses of trees in the recent winds. It's possible that a couple of weeks ago I could have stood in the same spot and giant oaks and camphor trees would have been in my sights. The sky was pretty today, but kind of emo. Then it started to rain and I hightailed it to my car, not because I mind the rain, but it plays hell with watercolors. I painted for another ten minutes at home.


  1. The church gives tours?

    Talkinga bout Memorial Pk (sounds like a cemetary!), did u see what the winds did to the Library in the park?? Not much left of it!

  2. I'm not sure if it's just for the anniversary celebration, but they have a number of art and history tours scheduled for next year. I'll probably try to take one.

    Poor Old Library.

  3. Lovely painting, Barbara! and Merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year! Thank you for sharing your paintings and thoughts, I have enjoyed following your blog.

  4. Thats one of Pasadena's more iconic structures. I've painted it once myself

  5. You did a great job on this Barbara. I need to look up camphor trees. I'm sure I have seen and walked by them before, as I can almost smell them. I need to google it.