8.23.2010

Color Sketch For Shea Center Painting


5"x 7"
Acrylic on board

Here is a color sketch for a painting I'm doing for an auction for the Shea Center in San Juan Capistrano, CA.

"The J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through therapeutic horse-related programs."

"The Center's staff is highly skilled in developing and delivering therapeutic programs to address physical and cognitive challenges. We have treated more than 70 physical and cognitive challenges including: cerebral palsy, spinal cord and brain injury, muscular dystrophy, mental retardation, Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, attention deficit disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and hearing and visual impairment."


I was able to tour the center while visiting Southern California this summer and was very impressed with the facility and the services they offer.

Plus, my sister works there! ;)

The painting is of the open space in San Juan Capistrano and is done from a photo, with permission, from the Friends of Sam Allevato website.

8 comments:

Erik said...

That's wonderful Annie, I like how the warm underpainting gives a glow to the greens.

Marian Fortunati said...

Gorgeous use of color. Sooooo nice, Annie!

SUSAN RODEN said...

So much warmth and interest in this small sketch - can't wait to see the larger, finished piece, for should be impressive Annie.

Dana Cooper said...

Lovely, lively color in this Annie!

Bonnielynn said...

Stunning !
If this is just the small color sketch, cant wait to see the finished masterpiece !

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Love the wonderful color. It reminds me of the California plein air painters. The color is true to California landscape.

Caroline Bray Art said...

I love the sense of space and distannce in this piece, I feel like I'm being drawn into the painting and that there's a long way to travel to get to those far hills. The movement of your strokes across the land is also inspired, they give movement and feeling to the piece. Just lovely.

weekend et coup de brosse said...

j aime beaucoup votre style de peinture-cath

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