The park nearest to my home happens to house the Bolton Hall Museum, a stone building built by the pioneers to the area of Tujunga, California. This makes it a convenient subject to paint. Last weekend I spent a few hours painting and then checked out the museum. Earlier in
The painting below is of a park in Glendale, California that has many small bridges built across a dry riverbed from the mountains. This park is a favorite for professional photographers. I imagine with all the rain we had lately, those rivers may be full! I painted this in November
Los Angeles State Historic Park – Los Angeles CA – October 2022 It was a dark, cloudy day with mild temperatures when I spent the day painting these. I am always refining my style. These brush strokes are more loose and quick but also conveys the movement and color contrast
I painted these at the park, using a high saturation base and black outlines. I was short on time and needed to to lay in the complementary top layer of color. They say that necessity is the mother of invention. The top layers were added in with expressive and quick
Here is a painting I did with my painting group at the Brand Library and park in Glendale, California. The light was bright and the shadows off the library were different shades depending on reflected light. I loved that the Hong Kong orchid tree was in bloom with its giant
This is the final mutation of my painting of the lake at Ernest E Debs regional park in Los Angeles. The first layer of the painting was in an impressionist style, with realistic colors but not a lot of detail. Next the black outline was more defined and colors were
Today my painting group chose to paint at the Travel Town train museum and park in Griffith Park, California. This location has many decommissioned trains that are on display outside in a park. There are passenger cars to have parties in and many of the trains can be climbed into.
This is a quick landscape painting I did last weekend while visiting Memorial Park in Santa Monica, California. The sky was all mixed-up with clouds, but it still felt warm and humid. It took me about an hour or so to paint en plein air on 11×14″ canvas board with