This was my second plein air painting day at La Casita del Arroyo in Pasadena. I posted my first painting in August in my post titled "La Casita". The beautiful building was designed by Myron Hunt and built in 1933. Boulders and stones from the arroyo below were used as well as wood from the 1932 Olympic Velodrome which was in the Rose Bowl, just to the north.
It seems this small building gets more beautiful with every visit. There is a fantastic view of the famous Colorado Street Bridge from La Casita but I just didn't feel up to trying the bridge. It has lots of arches and shadows and I'll have to give it a try sometime. I decided on another view of the distinctive structure. There was a city meeting going on inside so the parking lot was full of cars which kind of blocked some views. I think I changed my position at least four times. To me the large chimney really gives the building its distinctive style. It's always a challenge to try to capture the characteristics of the place.