Monday, November 12, 2012

Elysian Park

We painted at Elysian Park just off of Stadium Way. This location has an amazing view of downtown and a full tree-scape of palm trees. I opted for the palm trees because I have a fear of straight edges. 

Driving Directions: 

If you are coming from the 5 freeway direction (north to south) you will want to take Stadium Way into Elysian Park and drive about one or two miles.At the first intersection, take a right and park there under the big trees. There should be a sign that reads "Grace E. Simons Lodge". Do not go to the lodge. Walk directly up the grassy hill to the top (approx. 100 yards).

If you are coming from Dodger Stadium (south to north) Follow Stadium Way about two or three miles to our destination. Stadium Way will pass through some giant palm trees on both sides of the street just past a street called Scott.Then to continue on stadium Way you must take a quick right at the stop sign, then another quick left at the second stop sign. This zig zag turn at the stop signs is only about about 20 yards long. Continue on Stadium Way (north) to the first intersection and take a left.There should be a sign that reads "Grace E. Simons Lodge" at the intersection on the left. Do not go to the lodge.

Park at that intersection just on the left (west) and take a short hike up the hill to the painting destination.

Vista Hermosa Park, Echo Park

We spent this chilly Saturday at Vista Hermosa Park, Echo Park painting. My fingers were frozen by the end of the session but it was worth it. I highly recommend this vista point, which has only been in existence for 4 years!

Vista Hermosa Park, just off of Glendale Blvd.  The address is: 100 N. Toluca St., Los Angeles, CA 90026 

Here is a webpage for the park:

Park in the lot and walk up the ramp to the grassy area to get a great view of Downtown LA.