Autumn at Garden Park Watercolor

I’m just finishing my watercolor and drawing classes at the University of Utah. My teachers Diana Gardiner and Susan Beck have been amazing. This painting was made from a photograph I took at the Garden Park LDS Church meetinghouse in Salt Lake City. A beautiful little stream flows through the property which used to be a mansion and was later given to the Church. I’ve hosted several Halloween carnivals for children at church and thought it would be a good setting for a book about creating Halloween fun  I set a pumpkin on an old brick wall and took the picture.  The photo will be the cover for my Halloween book that is almost ready to go out.