I can't believe it's been over a year since we met to paint at the Pasadena power plant. On that paint-out I tried a gouache piece, Power Plant Gouache. This plant has been sort of a landmark for years to anyone getting on or off the end of the Pasadena freeway. The plant has been undergoing a big update and it seems that more of the old structures disappear weekly.
For some reason I really like these industrial subjects and hoped we would be back to paint there even with all the construction going on. The main entrance is at the "back" of the plant on State Street that doesn't have any homes or businesses. There is a wild hillside opposite the plant which is a nice place from which to paint. Looking west, I really liked the view of an old brick building, some power poles and lines (which I left out), and the two main towers. I probably should have painted the older plant structures that may have been demolished already and I should return to try a watercolor piece.
|5" x 7" Gouache|
|I painted by this tree...Laurel and Darryl below|