Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Highland Park

The Saturday paint-out was in Highland Park at the old police station.  It is the oldest surviving police station in Los Angeles.  It opened in 1926 and now operates as the Los Angeles Police Museum.  It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  I didn't paint it.  As I walked up to look at our location for plein air painting, a neat view of the hills and homes across the police station parking lot caught my eye.  That view stuck in my mind and won out over the square-ish police station building.  While I waited for my first wash to dry, I wanted to try a small plein air scene, ACEO size (2.5"x3.5").  I chose to paint the palms and plantings on the far side of the police building for the small piece.  Along with my paintings, I'm posting a photo of the building I passed up painting.  Maybe next time.  There are many other exciting views to paint in Highland Park as well.  Can't wait to try some others!


  1. Helly Sherry:) You made a beautiful painting with nice fresh colors. Love your palms too! Nice free style:) Indead de police station is a very nice building!