Sunday, January 17, 2010

Before the rain


Landscape
Watercolor on paper

The rain is coming so I took sometime this afternoon to walk the skyline trail and then to sketch a beautiful view of Newport Fashion Island, a shopping center near the California coast. I could see the clouds forming as I was sketching and then when I started to paint they became darker and darker. I just love to watch nature happening.

13 comments:

alison staite said...

Hi Pat
Super colours as ever and and i really like the shade work on the tree trunk.

Annaquarel.les said...

This is beautiful, Pat!! Love the view. Thank you for sharing! What a treat!!I want more!!

Lin said...

Absolutly glorious!! Loose, lots of whites, wonderful composition -- perfection, Pat!

Gemma Mortlock said...

Pat this is lovely!
Your so talented, i just love your work. Your mini painting of your garden now hangs above my bed, so i see everytnight just before i turn off the light.
Big Hugs
xxxx

Krista Meister said...

This is exquisite, Pat! And this was all done en plein air? Even more impressive.

Suzanne McDermott said...

Hey,

I was not aware that you teach landscape art or that you teach drawing and painting. I never noticed any mention of that on your posts. I saw you listed on that new landscape art blog under tutors. Good for you!

DEB said...

You've captured that look of an impending storm...wonderful art Pat!

Megha Chhatbar said...

Stunning painting. The colors are fantastic..I am glad to see your blog.

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Cathy said...

It's a very crisp watercolour! Thanks for sharing! It is indeed a beautiful landscape!!

Robyn said...

Oh Pat, you can imagine my delight when I clicked on your sketch and was transported into your huge landscape. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the colours in the tree trunk, the foliage, the composition... well everything actually.

Fashion Island - does one have to be well-dressed to go ashore?

Robyn said...

Just realised why I love it too much - that's a gum tree!

Gary Keimig said...

very nice watercolor, Pat. Hope that expecting rain was not too hard on you.

JermaineOscar said...

辛苦了!祝你愈來愈好!........................................

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