Friday, January 5, 2018

First 2018 Painting

My first plein air painting for 2018 turned out to be of the famous Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena.  It's a Southern California landmark, constructed in 1913.  It's also a favorite subject for painters.  I've painted the bridge once before, over two years ago, The Bridge.  Today the group met at La Casita Del Arroyo which is on a bluff on the east side of the Arroyo Seco.  I've painted the arroyo stone Casita several times before.  There are also nice views of the bridge so I decided to give it another try.  I liked the fall colors of some of the arroyo trees.  So many branches and leaves I could keep adding but time to stop I think.

8" x 10" Watercolor

La Casita del Arroyo