Sunday, June 7, 2015

Near the Rose Bowl

We've had some of that gloomy weather this time of year which I mentioned in my previous post.  A few weeks ago one of the paint-out groups met on a chilly and overcast day in a parking lot near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.  I looked around for quite awhile for something to spark my interest for a painting.  The trees around the locally popular Rose Bowl entrance needed pruning.  Not a good view.  I liked the hillsides around the Arroyo Seco area we were in.  And there were some distant transmission towers that I like.  I decided to try a small gouache piece since it dries faster than transparent watercolor.  A trip to the car to use the heater to dry a layer of paint was still necessary.  It's such a busy location for people that I had many stop to comment.  And I wished I had another sweater...

5" x 7" Gouache

Some of our small group that Thursday


  1. I recognize that view! So you guys have critiques? I see a couple of familiar faces/backs.

    Missed you today

    1. Yes, the other paint-out groups have a discussion/critique. I'm sorry I missed painting today but had fun at my granddaughter's birthday party.