Sunday, October 12, 2014

L.A. River Center

Yesterday the plein air group returned to paint at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.  The property used to be the well-loved Lawry's California Center.  A year ago, on my first visit to the renewed location I painted two pieces which I posted in Lawrys!.  I see that exclamation point on the title!  The gardens are just so beautiful there that it continues to be a surprise on each visit.  And it also brings back memories of when we visited years ago and enjoyed the lovely outdoor cafes.  Now it's a very popular location for weddings and special events.  

In the morning we painters were almost the only people at this gorgeous place.  When we left, there was a "Closed" sign on the gates for an afternoon wedding.  A photo below is of the entrance gates from the inside.  I painted a gouache piece since I haven't painted one for quite awhile.  Looking through my pile of paintings, I see I've been there twice since my first visit but haven't posted those watercolors yet.  Maybe my next post.    


5 x 7" Gouache



10 comments:

  1. Saw this colourful post on my blog roll whilst writing my latest post. So colourful Sherry and wonderful light and shade which you do so well

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    1. Thank you Lorraine! I was surprised this sort of ordinary view turned out OK.

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  2. Seems like only yesterday. . . It's a very nice painting. There is a lot of depth, and great light.

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    1. Thank you Barbara! What a nice morning we had.

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  3. A wonderful and colorful watercolor where you really caught the sunlight, so pretty !

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  4. Greetings Sherry

    Didn't see your gauche painting. Wow wow wow!

    I had a great time painting with you folks last Saturday. May try again. I think I see a little bit of me poking through that potted plant to the right.

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    1. Thanks Liz, great to meet you and chat while painting.

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  5. Always SO much lovelier than the photo - beautiful!

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