Allen's Zoo

September 11, 2008, 3:04 pm
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Something I loved doing but stopped, in some ways due to sun & extreme heat of this summer and restrictions my dermatologist put me on – was landscape painting. Recently though my daughter’s driving school in Burbank has enabled me to begin landscape painting again after over 8 months. Bringing her to her two hour class at the beginning of the evening I realized it would be silly to do the round trip to pick her up again. After a couple of classes I found we were a couple minutes from LA Equestrian Center. Not only was it a great place to sketch horses but the hills behind the center gave me a wonderful place to restart landscape painting. Figuring I might be a bit rusty after my time off I figured I’d start with monochromatic rust tones as my former landscape teacher had so appropriately suggested to focus on the most important aspect(values) then introducing color later.
As pretty much my usual I’ve used gouache as it’s the most direct & easiest to use in landscape for me. I’ve used 10 X 7 Windsor & Newton 140 lbs. water color paper in a spiraled pad.

El Matador

My daughter and I drove up the coast highway to El Matador, my favorite place in California. I had to paint this dramatic view above a huge rock overlooking the Pacific.

gouache study

Had a chance to do a quick study of the Santa Monica cliffs on a very overcast Sunday morning.

Art Center
June 14, 2007, 6:03 pm
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June 11, 2007, 6:45 pm
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