Our Thursday paint-out group was back at Lacy Park in San Marino, CA recently. I've painted there twice before with other groups and posted about it in "Lacy Park" and "The Lake That Became a Park", both last year. It was a beautiful day at the park for painting. The park was very busy with people there for dog walking, Tai Chi classes, bike riding, power walking, playing and picnicking.
As usual it was a hard decision to find something engaging to paint. At least the rose arbor wasn't a choice since the roses aren't blooming yet. There was one lone tulip magnolia tree in bloom. The large, showy pink blooms are always an attraction in late winter here. I chose a view from across the center lawn that included a grove of trees with light colored trunks and the tulip tree. The light colored tree trunks were good to practice some negative painting. I included some of the many crows that kept themselves busy coming and going while I painted. Maybe the roses will be bloom next time.