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Artist's Notebook -- The Huntington Gardens

July 14, 2009 | 12:00 am


Watercolor by Marion Eisenmann
Marion stopped by the Huntington on Friday and did this before we went on a sketching expedition to Grand Central Market. (More on that in a later post). 

She says: Here is the bench at the Huntington I have been wanting to capture for a long time. I was sitting in the shade of a large tree across from it, where squirrels dropped all kinds of things at me. I felt very connected with their habitat.

As we talked about her watercolor on our walk down Hill Street, she mentioned as a footnote that she would be teaching a class at the Huntington this fall on plein-aire painting. (Me: "Do you do plein-aire painting, too?" Marion, as if I were asking whether she could drive a car: "Oh, yes.").

I hope to feature more of Marion's art on the Daily Mirror in the future as a modern counterpoint to Charles Owens and Joe Seewerker's Nuestro Pueblo. In the meantime, you can contact her here.