Sunday, October 27, 2019

Lacy Summer

A recent paint-out was at Lacy Park in San Marino.  It's been three years since I painted there, Roses!   At that time the extensive rose arbor was closed for renovation.  Being late summer, three years later, I thought the roses would be perfect to try painting.  But the group gathered for painting near the entrance on the other side of the park so I joined them.  More fun than painting alone of course.

5" x 7" Watercolor


Sunday, October 20, 2019

2 Parks 2 Sketches

I'm enjoying doing some plein air sketches and trying out some new pens.  Of course they are smaller and less demanding than a larger watercolor.  They are a little quicker too which is sometimes a good thing on a Saturday.  So, here are recent sketches from paint-outs at two parks, Garfield in South Pasadena and Memorial in Sierra Madre.  The sketches were a fun thing to try from these locations where I've previously done watercolor and gouache paintings.

5" x 7" Garfield Park, South Pasadena, pen and watercolor


7" x 5" Memorial Park, Sierra Madre, pen and watercolor


Saturday, October 5, 2019

A New Park!

Along the arroyo, there is a new park in Pasadena, Desiderio Neighborhood Park.  It's only been open for a few months and I've already painted there twice.  It's located directly under the 1912 Colorado Street Bridge.  On my first paint-out there I painted the bridge, Some Architecture.  Last week, there was a lot of construction being done, building the restrooms finally.  The activity and fencing that the crew put up kind of restricted some painting spots.  I found a shady bench with a nice view of the 1920 Vista Del Arroyo Hotel, now a U.S. Court of Appeals, which overlooks the arroyo.  The new park is a wonderful addition.

5" x 7" Watercolor