Friday, July 20, 2012

Union Station

The Thursday paint-out group met at Olvera Street to paint this week.  We all took light rail trains to arrive at Union Station in the downtown Los Angeles Historic District.  Olvera Street is in the oldest part of the city and is a very colorful place.  It's also a tourist destination and being summer I thought it would be getting so filled with people that I wouldn't be able to see the small shops to paint.  Next to Olvera Street is tree-shaded Plaza Park with views of beautiful Union Station, City Hall, and Fire House No. 1.  There were about 15 of us who all spread out to find our views to try.  I decided on a Union Station view from across several streets.  I love all the palms around it.  It was a hot day and the area is filled with activity.  A first for me to paint in such a busy location.  Here is my piece and I'll add my photo, plus an extra tidbit.  This is 9"x 12" including a narrow border.

Snapshot of my view from the shady park.

Since it's Los Angeles, there might be some filming going on.  That was the case on Thursday in this old part of the city.  There was a credit card commercial being shot at Pico House a few feet from where I was painting.  City Hall in the background.


  1. How fun to see your painting next to the photo of the paint site. I love how your painting is so much more exciting than reality!

    1. Thanks Bridget, I really appreciate that!