Lummis House Workshop in Scenic Arroyo Seco

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Lummis House

Our first ever JEPA Workshop in 2003 was at the Lummis House, which is situated in the scenic Arroyo Seco in Los Angeles. We had a good time of fellowship as we painted en plein air.

I returned this past weekend to see about having another workshop here. I met with Ariel, who is the curator of this historic site. He was very friendly and informative. I also met Sam, a docent. He seems to know everything there is to know, not only about the house, but about Charles Lummis who built the home in the early 1900’s. That’s Sam in the painting sitting on the porch.

I’ve not decided if the workshop will return. One concern I have about this site is that there are so many trees surrounding the property that most of  the house lies in shadows. The painting I did (seen above) during my last visit is much brighter than the actual setting.

If you are an artist and have visited the Lummis Home, I’d like to know your thoughts about using this location for a painting site.

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