Of all of my plein air paintings with my Saturday morning group, I am most proud of this one. We set out to go to the Griffith Observatory one beautiful January morning and I chose this spot for all of us. We sat down, started drawing, and then a half hour in I exclaimed, “Why didn’t anyone warn me how difficult this angle would be?!” I initially started out in pen and ink and then abandoned ship…it just wasn’t coming out.
Thankfully, I had a pencil and eraser on hand, so I gave it another shot and a drawing eventually came together. Getting through the drawing is difficult for me — I would much rather be putting paint on the paper. So, I was excited to move on to the paint stage and am SO pleased with how this came together. I especially love the patina on the dome!