Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Rattlesnake Park

There is a new paint-out group that goes out on Tuesdays to paint the Los Angeles River area.  The L.A. River has been going through some revitalization for several years and is now beautifully restored along many miles.  I've painted at the river several times and posted a piece from this year in L.A. River Ducks.  But, last Tuesday the new group was meeting at Rattlesnake Park.  I've driven past the neat, red heron gates to Rattlesnake Park but never visited.  Had to go!  It rained the night before and some clouds were left hanging over the mountains, a gorgeous day.  The park turned out to be my favorite location for painting river views.  There were trees for shade and lots of subjects to chose from to paint.  It wasn't really a park, just a small area with some benches by the bridge.  And we didn't see any rattlesnakes fortunately!


5 x 7" Gouache



10 comments:

  1. I love the LA river. So grand to see it along with Hahamongna resembling their glorious former selves. No wonder the plein aire painters have returned.

    Wowza to your deep purple mountains!

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  2. Your style, flair and colours always shine through your scenes Sherry

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  3. So pretty Sherry! what a beautiful color combo. You always put the extra into the ordinary.

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  4. Brilliant colors, and the water just shimmers. Love this, Sherry.

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    1. Thanks Terry, I need more practice on painting water.

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  5. This is a super painting - one of my favorites. Probably my very favorite LA River painting - making the cement banks look good is always a challenge
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    1. Thanks Barbara! This one went well the whole way. :-)

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