The plein air paint-out location on a recent Saturday was another park I had not seen before. I'm learning about so many new and picturesque spots because of painting outdoors. We met at Vista Hermosa Park which is at the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles.
The weather report mentioned showers and the streets were wet in the morning. The big gray clouds were moving though quickly and things were looking up for painting. I thought if it was too misty for watercolor painting at least I could take some photos. Of course Vista Hermosa means Beautiful View in Spanish. In order to have the beautiful view, the park is very hilly. The trails were pretty muddy but we had to see the view from the upper lawns. I found really wonderful views of downtown, a serene pond reflecting clouds, and it wasn't too damp to paint. I enjoyed painting this piece and tried to just indicate the buildings through the clouds as they came and went. The park was quiet that morning and the next showers held off until we were finished.