Garden Series #8

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Garden Series #8 25″ x 36″ Watercolor on paper. White mat and light wood frame.

Part of the garden series.  I watched this front yard garden grow every year for a few years when I lived in Sunnyvale, Ca. This garden inspired a number of on location paintings and paintings from reference photos. The lady that owned this property had a wonderful green thumb.

Chair Shadows II

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Chair Shadows II, 20″ x 26″,  Watercolor on paper. White mat and light wood frame.

“From the Garden” series of watercolor paintings.  I found this chair sitting on a patio at the Filoli Mansion in San Mateo County, CA. As you can tell, it was a bright sunny day, and the shadow the old metal chair cast was truly spectacular. I had to capture it in painting. The painting was originally the full seat of the chair with the shadow. My studio mate suggested I cut the paper so there was only half of the seat showing. By doing this, the shadow became the focal point, as was my intent!