A recent Saturday paint-out was at Defenders Parkway. Well, I didn't know the official name until I walked around and looked at the various monuments recognizing the founders of Pasadena, and "Defenders of the Flag Soldiers". It's a small grassy area and walkway at the east end of the Colorado Street Bridge which a visitor can walk out on from the park.
It was another beautiful Saturday for plein air painting. I couldn't decide whether to paint the bridge view to the west, or the city view to the east which included distant hills and the city hall. I chose the city view since I didn't feel up to the wonderful structure of the bridge with its arches, light standards, and railings. The small parkway was a very popular spot for dog walkers so I added one to my watercolor. It was such an enjoyable morning just a few feet from a very busy intersection.
|10" x 8" Watercolor|
|Colorado and Orange Grove Boulevards|
|Colorado Street Bridge 1913|