Friday, March 30, 2012

Out of the Rain

You will recall a couple of Saturdays ago it was raining. I had to paint indoors. I wasn't sure I liked what I painted, but now I've lived with them for a couple of weeks and decided they're all right. These are fast little sketches done from some photographs which may or may not one day be larger and more time-consuming paintings. The rooster is one I watched at Heritage Square. L A City Hall with the palm trees is a daily weekday morning sight as I proceed south on Los Angeles Street toward my workplace.

I'm very fond of the City Hall. It reminds me of being a child and watching television that included Superman and Dragnet. It reminds me of riding in my father's car on the way to my grandfather's house or the beach. That's just for starters. I recently noticed how very similar it looks to the Nebraska State Capitol building, built a few years before it, obviously also in the 1920s. Except Nebraska has a dome on the top and we have a pyramid. I cropped the painting extensively, because I made a mess of the sky.


  1. Thanks for the trip down memory road - I recognized city hall right off, but the rooster not so much. Nice sketches, though.

  2. I like the style you did the Rooster with accentuating on primary shapes, lovely Barbara!

  3. You might like the Self Realization Fellowship center on Mount Washington for painting. Closed Mondays