Arroyo Path – Daily Painting

Arroyo Path – Rainy Sky – 13.5 in x 10 in. – Watercolor on paper

Another sky watercolor, this time a little closer to home. About five minutes from home, in fact, in the northern part of the arroyo that goes down through Pasadena. This painting is based on a photo I took at dawn earlier this year when we were having so much rain. A storm was moving in and we were dodging raindrops the whole time we were there. Somehow I think it would have been difficult to do a watercolor under those conditions – with that much humidity in the air it would have taken forever for the paper to dry to do the harder edges. In such circumstances a camera in a plastic bag makes a good companion.


  1. Annie
    November 30, 2006

    I really look forward to each sky you do, Karen. Not only are they beautiful, but one can learn so much from watching how you get there.

  2. Wendy
    November 30, 2006

    I am thoroughly enjoying your watercolors! these last two paintings have such a nice loose feeling.

  3. carole
    December 1, 2006

    You’ve got that white storm cloud on top of the mountains perfectly. I guess it’s the contrast between clean white and the dark brooding sky above it, with just a tiny ggrey shadowing. Very well done.

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