Yesterday the plein air group returned to paint at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens. The property used to be the well-loved Lawry's California Center. A year ago, on my first visit to the renewed location I painted two pieces which I posted in Lawrys!. I see that exclamation point on the title! The gardens are just so beautiful there that it continues to be a surprise on each visit. And it also brings back memories of when we visited years ago and enjoyed the lovely outdoor cafes. Now it's a very popular location for weddings and special events.
In the morning we painters were almost the only people at this gorgeous place. When we left, there was a "Closed" sign on the gates for an afternoon wedding. A photo below is of the entrance gates from the inside. I painted a gouache piece since I haven't painted one for quite awhile. Looking through my pile of paintings, I see I've been there twice since my first visit but haven't posted those watercolors yet. Maybe my next post.
|5 x 7" Gouache|