Thursday, February 20, 2014

Might As Well Paint

Last Saturday, I visited Defender's Park in Pasadena.  It's a small park with some significant monuments, but I believe its main purpose is access to the Colorado Bridge.  Because the mountains looked beautiful, and not because I'm obstinate, I painted with my back to the bridge.  There is a sign posted at the bridge to discourage suicide, "there is hope."  My back was to the sign as well, but not metaphorically or anything.  I started painting relatively early and relatively small, which afforded me some extra time to do little people studies.  They include a couple of painters and some unsuspecting walkers.  

Here is the view that is behind you if you are driving west on the Colorado Bridge or sitting and painting it at street level.


  1. The people sketches are sweet Do you teach a watercolor class?

  2. No. I do organize a Saturday paint-out group. I pick places and maintain an email list. We meet up and paint (or draw, photo, whatever) about 9 to 12. If you'd like, I'll add you to the list.

  3. Yes, add me please