This is from Wednesday. I participated in the second LA Plein Air Festival and we were allowed to go paint from the 27th floor of City Hall. There’s a terrace with bays that raps around the building…If you’d asked me if I was afraid of heights I would have told you “no” but being up there looking down for a long time was a tad unnerving. I was relieved to hear a big guy on his cell phone expressing his similar anxiety and we later both agreed that painting from there was both calming us down and exhilarating. I regretted having such a small surface to work on but then again, I had to haul my equipment up a long staircase (after dragging it several blocks from a parking lot) and that’s all I felt comfortable managing. This is Union Station from an unusual perspective…It looks so tiny from up there.
Well, another birthday…and a bittersweet one this time…as some of you know. This painting was done on Saturday at the Art Show.
I did this the week before the show in Beverly Hills. I found this gorgeous plant and have already done several paintings of it.
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I love these roses and thought I’d paint them indoors again. It does give one a bit more time with consistent light, which I took, of course.