Sunday, September 4, 2016

Old Mill Sketch

The Old Mill in San Marino is such a wonderful setting.  The historic adobe building from 1816 is surrounded by lovely gardens and fruit trees.  The last time I painted there was in January, Old Mill in January.  Since it's summer, there was a possibility of very hot weather but the day was perfect.  In 2012 when I had just started plein air painting it was over 100 degrees for our Saturday paint-out at the Old Mill.  Special events are another possibility there, especially on a Saturday.  Sure enough, at one point a woman told us that people would be setting up for a wedding in about half an hour.  We were painting where the wedding activity would be.  I painted a little more quickly and finished up as arriving planners and flowers started blocking my view.  Plein air painting can be exciting!

5" x 7" Watercolor

My 2012 10" x 8" Watercolor