I hadn't been to Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena before the Thursday's En Plein Air group met there. We had some "June Gloom" haziness in the morning. The San Gabriel Mountains are very close when you're at the park but their tops were covered in haze. The park is located under many transmission towers and power lines. There are two dog parks adjacent, one for big dogs and one for shy or small dogs.
I chose a view in the direction of the hazy mountains, across a vacant lot that had some nice warm light on the golden weeds. Some transmission towers and utility poles added some interest. I did a watercolor and while my washes were drying I painted a smaller gouache. For some reason I like the way these both turned out even though the subject matter is "different". I wish I could have gotten some photos of the dog park dogs but it was so big that they just dashed away. The sun eventually came out and our large group that day had a nice chat about the artwork.
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|Lynne Fearman leading the critique|