Plein Air water color sketch done in the late afternoon of a detail of the older part of the Inn, designed by architect Wallace Neff. The light was coming in at a low angle and I was trying to capture that and the wonderful warm reflections in the shadow side of the stairway.
Done in my Moleskine sketchbook in ink line , then watercolor tones added. Took about 45 minutes on site.
An old one while I am getting ready to load some new sketches onto my photostream. I found out that Soka sold the land back to the Santa Monica Montains conservancy, so I guess I should call it King Gillette Ranch instead. The shed is on the 660 acre ranch built by the promotor of the original disposable razor in the 1920's.