Eaton Canyon Trail – Pasadena

“Eaton Canyon Trail” 9 x 12 – watercolor on paper

The show prepping continues as I went to the frame store this morning and got some gorgeous plein air gilded frames. I put the paintings in them and loved the effect. Tomorrow is watercolor framing day and time to take a break with a visit to another art group in the region. I don’t know what the program’s going to be, but I’m sure it will be educational and entertaining. Today’s painting is in the same theme of looseness, wet into wet and negative painting. I’m having a very good time with it. Can you tell?


  1. Casey
    September 9, 2007

    Oh, Karen, this is so beautiful! Your work always makes me long to get on a plane for California…

  2. Jill
    September 9, 2007

    Oh, lovely!

  3. martha
    September 9, 2007

    The white road sparkles! You are so facile at showing all that watercolor can do!

  4. Terry Banderas
    September 10, 2007

    Your watercolor paintings are beautiful. Love your use of light and dark.

  5. rose
    September 12, 2007

    i just love your style of painting!
    can you please explain wet into wet and negative painting?
    thank you!

  6. Karen
    September 14, 2007

    Wet into wet means when an area on the paper is wet from paint or water and you paint wet paint into it. Negative painting means painting around the object, not the object itself. Such as, painting the shape around the tree, not the tree. It’s sort of like sculpture – removing things to reveal what’s left.
    Hope this helps,

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