The Thursday plein air painting group met in the "old town" section of South Pasadena last week. This is the city where I live. I painted here in May and wrote about it in my second post titled Plein Air Painting. For many years I've seen artists painting around town since there are some good views to paint here. But I didn't know what groups they were. I didn't know about any paint-outs. I was out of the loop! So, finally, what a thrill it is to actually be one of the plein air painters!
I spent too long trying to decide what to paint and ended up choosing the building which is next to the one I painted in May. It's officially named The Century House, built in 1888 and moved to its present location to save it from destruction. It is also known as Halloween House since two of the "Halloween" horror movies were shot there.
Here is my painting, my photo of the view, and a shot of some of my painting friends at work. It was wonderful to join the group for painting. I've wanted to for so long.