A few weeks ago I returned to paint at the Brand Library in Glendale. It was two years ago when I painted a watercolor and posted it in Plein Air in Glendale. At that time the library had just closed for a big renovation. Two years and $10 million later the library is reopened and stunning. The 1904 former private residence, called El Miradero, has always been an unusual building in Glendale with its exotic Eastern architecture, and now it's so exciting to revisit and appreciate all the improvements. One of the painters in our group was on the architectural team specializing in authentic, historic, styles. It was great to walk through with him for his knowledge of the renovation. I painted a gouache because with it I can go back and forth with areas a little, which I thought I might need to do considering the fancy, notched arches.
|5 x 7" Gouache|
|The driveway entrance looking west from the library.|