Recently I was back at Oak Grove Park, also known as Hahamongna Watershed Park. On my previous visit I painted this watercolor, Oak Grove Park. That was a couple months ago. The summer weather was getting pretty warm on this second visit so most of us chose a big oak tree to paint under. Our view was across the flood basin behind Devil's Gate Dam. I always like to include utility poles and I could see some on the basin's eastern edge along with some homes. The San Gabriel Mountains are always a feature Pasadena plein air painters are looking to paint and they were a very hazy the morning we were there. I think overhanging branches are risky to add but since we were surrounded by the tree I wanted to include them. And we weren't forgetting this is the home of the world's first disc golf course since there was a "hole" right behind us. No close calls with Frisbees this time!
|8" x 10" Watercolor|
|Frisbee golf course hole!|