Our wonderful Saturday plein air paint-out group met at Bob's Market in the Angelino Heights neighborhood of Echo Park. Angelino Heights is one of the oldest districts of Los Angeles, founded in 1886. The neighborhood has many stunning Victorian style homes and it was the City of Los Angeles' first recognized historic district.
Bob's Market is a small neighborhood grocery store built in 1910. It's a designated L.A. Historic-Cultural landmark which is listed as an example of "unusual Orientalized commercial architecture". I felt I should paint Bob's since it's sort of a center piece so I was set-up across the street in front of an old home. It's at a huge intersection where five streets come together, complete with an island in the center. As always it was a nice painting day with friends. We'll be returning to Angelino Heights, and I might try painting a Victorian home next time.
|10" x 8" Watercolor|