Sunday, September 24, 2006

EDM Challenge # 84 draw a store in your town


I think this is the right challenge number, if not I have to change it. I am so glad Karen choose this as our weekly challenge, it made me want to jump back into sketching and painting. I love the opportunity to get to really see my city and paint it. I am going to take this as my challenge this year, to really get out and journal about and paint the area. Thanks Karen, for getting me excited. I always wish that in California we had more history like they do back east. We do have history here, I just need to go find it. This is my first painting of the area, the local fresh produce store. Gless Ranch has been growing and shipping oranges from Riverside since 1907. Although many of the orange groves have made way for urban sprawl there are a few patches left, we even have a historic citrus belt where the groves still produce. The packing houses and the train stations have mostly been converted to upscale resturants now but they still stand. Here is the website for all interested Gless Ranch

5 comments:

Lin said...

THIS IS FABULOUS, Desiree!! GREAT perspective and colors and depth!! WONDERFUL!!! I am so looking forward to seeing your sketches of your town! Wonderful idea!

SCquiltaddict said...

Fabulous wc...great job!!!

Teri C said...

What a wonderful job on this. Isn't it great to get excited about something new!!

Plain Jane said...

Lovely Diane! And what a wonderful mission, to draw your town. I look forward to more.

Alison said...

great perspective

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