I painted at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles in July and was looking forward to my next visit for plein air painting. I posted that gouache piece of the tile fountain in Union Station Fountain. Last Friday one of the groups met there to paint. The courtyard with the fountain wasn't at its best this time. The fountain was being repaired so it was fenced off. We all headed to the south courtyard. It's usually been too hot there and not enough shade. But in October the sun was to the south and the trees provided some nice shade. I used gouache again and tried to suggest the distinctive patio light fixtures and the arched entrance. This was another busy paint-out location and we had lots of questions from onlookers. The first time I painted Union Station, it was a watercolor from the park across the street, and was over two years ago...Union Station. I would do this differently now. Kind of interesting to look back to an early plein air piece.
|5 x 7" Gouache|