With the Center closed, we started looking around since the area is very lovely, lots of trees, and great views. As we were admiring an unusual and beautiful craftsman home the owner came out, just off to work. She stopped to chat with us since she is also a painter. We asked for advice on nearby painting spots. Then graciously she invited us in to see an oil painting a friend did of a hillside view of the Griffith Observatory. We noticed some of her paintings and enjoyed seeing more of her artwork and spectacular art studio. Our new friend left for work and we all chose views of her home to paint.
Since complicated architecture has its difficulties, I painted a small gouache so I could make some corrections if needed. Not so easy to do with transparent watercolor. It was fun sitting in the shade painting with friends. What a serendipitous morning!
|5 x 7" gouache|
|Self Realization Fellowship Center gates closed!|
|Transparent watercolor approx. 8.5 x 11.5"|