Sunday, December 9, 2012

Hollenbeck Park

The Saturday plein air group recently met for painting at Hollenbeck Park in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles.  Rain was predicted but luckily it didn't start to sprinkle until we had finished painting.  The park has been there since 1892.  It's hilly and has a beautiful long lake.  Some old park features like bridges and a boat house are gone now.  There is only a small part of the old boat house remaining.  Unfortunately, in the 1950's a freeway was built through the lake.  But the lake still survives, home to lots of ducks and geese.  

Since the park is hilly, there are some nice views of downtown Los Angeles.  I couldn't resist choosing a downtown view to paint with the distant buildings and changing sky.  The boat house remnant is picturesque as well.  Maybe next  time!  After we painted we went to at a nearby, very popular cafe, El Tepeyac.  They've been famous for their Hollenbeck Burritos since 1955.  What a fun day!






  

6 comments:

  1. You have captured the scene so well Sherry, I love your distant buildings

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting, Lorraine!

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  2. Your plein air group sounds like so much fun, Sherry. I really like this painting. I love your water reflections, and how the city peeks through the background, too. The figure walking the dog is the perfect finishing touch.

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    1. Hi Terry! I'm now participating with three plein air groups! So much fun and all the artists are so nice to be with.

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  3. Lovely plein air work. This is something I really struggle with so it's great inspiration seeing your paintings.

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    1. Vandy, thanks for visiting and such a nice comment!

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