The 1927 Pasadena City Hall showcases elements of a couple architectural styles. I think it's a challenge for artists to paint. It's a stately and impressive structure featuring some difficult details like arches, domes, and spires. I was there for a paint-out several years ago and never finished the watercolor since I didn't like the way it was going. When I returned recently, the group met in a plaza on the east side of City Hall. Another civic center building and trees caught my eye, some distance away from the main dome. The bare trees that I liked, I ended up leaving out since they would have made the scene too busy. There is a charming City Hall courtyard I would like to try next time.
|8" x 10" Watercolor|