I was happy to see Caltech (The California Institute of Technology since 1920) on the paint-out schedule. At our Saturday morning paint-out two years ago I painted a watercolor and a gouache piece, and posted them in Caltech! It was ambitious to paint the two pieces in a few hours, which I used to try regularly. I haven't done that recently. We were back at Caltech not too long ago but my attempt at a watercolor was not so good. I think maybe cropping it down to 5x7" will improve it!
The architecture at Caltech is stunning. Very picturesque for plein air painters and we don't seem to have a problem being there on Saturday. One of my painting friends mentioned a building east of where we parked that had a blue-tiled dome. I knew about the two striking blue-tiled domes at the west entrance but not this one. I had to go check it out. While walking there I passed an old deco building with a lovely courtyard and tiled fountains. Such a nice place to paint. I had to try painting the dome building. It was surrounded by tall pines while across the street where I sat to paint, there was a beautiful "water-wise" patio area with Palo Verde trees, tables and chairs. It was fun to find out about a new-to-me area. And the art deco domed building at the edge of the campus is now the Electric Charging Station.
|10" x 8" Watercolor|