This is a scene from the Huntington Library in Pasadena, California. In an unlikely location, in the middle of a residential area, I never realized all that lay behind those giant metal gates. Sweeping grounds with remarkable flower gardens and several art galleries, one of which houses Gainsborough’s famous Blue Boy.
Despite the crowds at the art exhibits, some quite places like this bench, could be found in out of the way places, which is where I took the photo for this painting. A study in greens my palette was Cad. Yellow Light, Cad. Yellow Medium, Cad. Red Deep, Permanent Green Light, Cobalt Blue and Ivory Black.
This is a scene from the San Diego County Fair. We find ourselves there almost every July as John enters his furniture in the Design in Wood Show. The livestock exhibition is something I always look forward to.
This painting gave me the opportunity to lay some heavy paint in the straw area for extra texture.