The Saturday group of plein air painters recently met at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles. The museum is located in Griffith Park, next to a golf course and across from the zoo. A busy place on Saturday morning. At the museum it was the opening day of a new art show, Masters of the American West. An adult fitness "boot camp" had their activities set up on the big lawn. There is also a farmer's market on Saturday mornings. I wanted to check out the farmer's market since I hadn't seen it.
The market had a nice selection of produce and also some live music. One seller's veggies, in my photo below, were really beautiful. I don't think of painting carrots and radishes too often but I'd like to try it sometime. There were also quite a few sellers of pre-made foods, and also many foods to buy there to eat at nearby tables. Since the museum building didn't appeal to me for a watercolor, I decided to try painting a bit of the farmer's market. I sat on an out-of-the-way curb to paint some colorful umbrellas and the pretty aguas frescas containers, a popular street food combination of fruit blended with water and sugar. Our group had some crepes for lunch after painting and I bought some hot sauce. A nice way to spend the morning!