Over the years it's been great to visit Echo Park, near downtown Los Angeles. It's an old park and it has a large lake. A main attraction for most people are the lotus plants which have been a spectacular sight in the lake since the 1920's. There is an annual Lotus Festival. Sadly, several years ago the plants died off. There wasn't agreement on the cause but everyone wanted the lotuses back. That finally happened last year.
Of course we had to paint at this beautiful park! There are wonderful views of downtown Los Angeles in the distance, and the lotuses have returned. We painted there last August and I hadn't posted this watercolor. I also started a gouache piece but didn't finish. Now, this month the park is on the paint-out schedules of all three plein air groups I'm in. So, I'll share my watercolor and finish my gouache piece this month to post another time. In August the lotuses were just starting out and had a net covering them. They grow to five feet high so I'll be anxious to see how they're doing now.
|8 x 10" Watercolor|
|There were three mud hen chicks in the moss under the lotuses.|