The Saturday plein air group met this morning at the First Church of Christian Science in Pasadena. The church was completed in 1909 and is spectacular with a central copper dome topped with a white crown. It is located on a beautiful tree-lined street with neat vintage buildings. I thought I might end up painting a street scene but there was construction going on there. We all ended up painting the south facade of the church. I noticed a few white crepe myrtle trees and remembered some fun and splattery trees Alvaro Castagnet painted in the workshop I took. Why not try the white church with the white crepe myrtle trees! I'm also including a photo of my view (from under the tree!) in the opposite direction which I was tempted to paint. I really like painting palm trees.