It was a sunny day for our paint-out and the view from the meeting spot was wonderful. To the south is the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge, completed in 1929, which spans the river and a freeway. I personally like electrical transmission towers and there were a lot of those together with lush vegetation and stunning egrets and herons.
I wanted to paint the landmark bridge from a little closer but there weren't any fellow painters walking south that far so I stayed with the group. I haven't painted a complicated bridge before but I had fun with this piece. I also tried a gouache looking directly across the river.
Since 2012, with the remodeling of Disney California Adventure Park, there is now a small-scale replica of the Hyperion Bridge which the Disneyland Monorail travels across. I'll add a photo from a recent visit.
|Disney's California Adventure Park|