Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Urban River 7

"LA River #1"
watercolor on paper, 2013
7" x 10" (17.78cm x 25.4cm)
Direct link to this painting here.

This is another from my Urban River Series which includes The Santa Ana River in Orange County California.
As in others from this series the concrete banks are visible at the upper left of this composition.

Here is the Los Angeles River looking south towards downtown Long Beach from the Willow Street bridge on a bright spring day. The bridge in the middle ground is a pipeline bridge.

I liked this view for the bottleneck the river takes just after passing under the Willow Street bridge.
During the winter months when there is a lot of rain most of the (green) riverbed is under water including the large trees.242


  1. Hey David! You really have been one "Avid Artist" lately. Hard to keep up with your wonderful blog posts!
    Love all the latest paintings! I love "Urban River!"series!
    To many the title could be an oxymoron but we city dwellers know differently! The movement here is striking! Great work!

  2. Hey Michael,
    Yes I have been avidly painting up a storm lately.
    The movement you see was added. The current flowed that way but didn't show that way. And as you know that way, we have to make the painting right. Flow and eddie.
    Oh yeah, the rivers pass through our cities, we city dwellers do know better.

    Keep painting...