A recent paint-out was at Oak Grove Park in Pasadena which is now named Hahamongna Watershed Park. My first time to paint there was two years ago and I posted that watercolor in JPL View! On that visit we painted down in the "spreading basin" and I chose the view of JPL. This time everyone was painting from the main park road near the parking area so I stayed there too. I still had a view of some of JPL but the bright yellow wild mustard flowers caught the eye of several of us. I also liked the utility poles all in a row, and I ended up leaving JPL out of my painting. This area has great views of the San Gabriel Mountains with their ever-changing colors and values. We were taking some risks since the Oak Grove Disc (Frisbee) Golf Course is there too. Some trees we were painting under were between two course holes so we heard "Watch Out!" occasionally. There are always dog walkers as well, so it must be a very busy spot on a weekend. There is a lot to paint there and I'm looking forward to next time.
|8" x 10" Watercolor|