I'm really enjoying painting with the new plein air group that meets at various locations along the Los Angeles River. The L.A. River has been going through revitalization and is becoming beautifully restored. The river locations always seem exciting to me. Very peaceful watery scenes but also usually accompanied by noise from a nearby freeway. Somehow the freeway sounds are okay when I'm painting at the river. My previous paint-out with the group was at Bette Davis Park and I posted that watercolor in Bette Davis Park. It was fun to meet up with them again at a non-descript area near Rio De Los Angeles State Park. There was no shade so I was lucky the morning was overcast and dreary. To add some interest to my painting I was also happy to see some warehouse type buildings across the river and a water tank on the hill.
|5" x 7" Gouache|
|Friends painting down by the water|
|Nearby Metro yards|