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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Library in Bloom

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"Library in Bloom"
12" x 12", Oil on canvas panel
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I just finished this painting for the California Art Club "South Pasadena - City of Trees" competition and show. It is not often that I get to show off my hometown and the beautiful trees that are found everywhere in South Pasadena. There is a full weekend of art events scheduled this weekend in South Pasadena so click here for more information.
Don't forget I will be participating at the ARTWalk in Pasadena next Saturday, October 10th. Click here for a great article about the event!

I do need to thank Laurie Allee for the inspiration for this painting. She has a wonderful blog titled Glimpses of South Pasadena. Be sure to check out her amazing photos!

13 comments:

Karen said...

I love it! It's cool too to see your last few different subject matters.
Who couldn't love such pink tress?!

Marian Fortunati said...

Leslie, It was great seeing you AND your wonderful painting in person today!!

You should be proud of your city... It's a real gem.

I have often looked at Laurie's blog and admired her photos... She really has an eye.

See you again soon, I hope.

Dreama Tolle Perry said...

Pasadena is beautiful and you have added to its beauty by this wonderful rendering. Your love for the city shows in the painting! Love it!

Mitzi Easley said...

Great Leslie - I love seeing your limited palette and knife technique applied to different subjects! Keep it up!!

Laurie said...

Leslie! I'd know that view anywhere!

I love it when you turn one of my photos into a painting. These collaborations are just wonderful. (One of these days we really must get together face to face!)

I'm off to explore more of your latest works. It's been entirely too long since I've visited your incredibly inspirational blog.

Art with Liz said...

This is really beautiful Leslie!

rob ijbema said...

that blossom is so well painted leslie
so easy to go over the top with those colors
you fitted them in very well

Carolina said...

Leslie, this is really beautiful!

onpainting said...

A really nice piece, Leslie

Marian Fortunati said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! on being juried in to the SoPas Gallery!!

Whoooo Hooo... I'll see you there at the reception!! (Gotta leave early though... it's my &*%$ (too high to count) HS reunion in Glendale that night.

Anonymous said...

Leslie - Julie Reagan here. THIS painting is going to be my new favorite!! It is sooooo beautiful! A video of you painting it would be super!! I'm dying to watch how you paint all your gorgeous paintings. My best to you...Julie

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Beautiful view of Pasadena and I love the depth you captured, I want to stroll on the pathways in this painting. I wish I could see the show!

Anonymous said...

This is a very beautiful painting, and i think it is my favorite of the ones featured on your blog at the moment. I love the vibrant colors on this painting and its this kind of painting that makes me realize just how good you have gotten, and it makes me very excited to watch you as you progress into a very famous artist!!

-Your art manager :)

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