One of the plein air groups was back at the Los Angeles County Arboretum for our quarterly planning meeting. We plan our next three month's of painting locations. That leaves us with a shorter time to paint so we all chose views close to the Peacock Cafe where we meet back to show our paintings. The last time I painted at the Arboretum was in June and I tried a gouache piece that I posted in Meditation Garden. On this visit I painted a watercolor of the view just a few yards from the cafe, looking north to the mountains. The cafe looked festive with its white umbrellas, white lights, and white paper lanterns. And the colorful, pink silk floss trees were blooming so I was happy to be able to include some of them. There is always a lot to paint at the Arboretum. Maybe a greenhouse next time.
|8 x 10" Watercolor|