Our paint-out location was at Travel Town, a really neat railroad museum. It's in a corner of Griffith Park in Los Angeles. I painted in Griffith Park with the group a year ago at the Griffith Observatory. My painting is here in my post "Space!".
Travel Town was dedicated in 1952. With its 17 full-scale, steam locomotives, and lots of other railroad cars and rolling stock, it's a "must" for kids and enthusiasts.
It's also a terrific place for plein air painters. The last time I remember being at Travel Town was for a perspective class, many years ago. I can still remember my nerves at trying to accurately draw these huge engines in perspective. At this scale, I'm much more comfortable with indicating the scene rather than duplicating it. A really gorgeous "train house" has been added since I was there years ago. I wanted to include at least some of it in my watercolor. This engine I painted is a diesel switcher, designed for switching freight cars from track to track around railroad yards. There are so many things to see at Travel Town as well as future painting opportunities.