I painted this on Saturday with the plein air group. So much fun to sit under a tree and paint with some artist friends. This beautiful building used to be the grand Vista del Arroyo Hotel but is now the U.S. Court of Appeals. It features a tile-topped six story tower over looking the Arroyo Seco. Halfway through painting this I wasn't sure if it would survive its "adolescent stage" where I'm not sure if things are going well. I do like the way the palms turned out. This view probably needs another try sometime.
I saw this wonderful quote today on Karen Margulis's blog~
"Don't wait for inspiration. It comes while one is working." Henri Matisse