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California Poppies – Pasadena’s Arlington Garden Landscape Oil Painting

April 4th, 2010

In a Poppy Garden
8 x 6″ plein air painting
oil on panel

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Late yesterday afternoon, after painting at Descanso, we went for a walk in Pasadena and I took a pre-sunset hour or so to paint this small study of a beautiful Mediterranean garden in Pasadena on Arlington St, just off Orange Grove.

Along with poppies we saw blooming ceanothus, apricot mallows, climbing roses, penstemons, irises, bulbines and many other drought-tolerant Mediterranean and California plants. All inspiring as we convert one of our yards into a drought tolerant garden. While we were there we had the chance to meet Betty and Charles McKenney, the founders of this wonderful city refuge, and to learn about some of the plants and the history of the project. I’ve been a visitor to the garden many times in the past three years, but getting to meet the folks behind it was a special treat. The garden is continuing work in progress and it’s delightful to see its evolution.

2 Comments »

  1. I am amazed to see the painting of Garden. It looks awesome. All I want to say is that you are a blessed artist.

    Comment by Chris — April 5, 2010 @ 3:19 am
  2. Wonderful composition and colors. Definitely feels like California.

    Comment by Ramona Davidson — April 9, 2010 @ 9:55 am

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