Come for the art, stay for the gardens! The Getty Villa houses part of the massive J. Paul Getty Collection and some beautiful grounds too. Wind your way up the hill to this intimate setting for viewing art with views of Mailbu beach below. Before the Getty Museum‘s expansion into West LA with the added big, beautiful space up in the hills, the Getty Villa was the only place to see the collection of antiquities and art. You could easily fill an inspiring day at each venue!
Check out the shadows on the bottom of the pool! Incredible! And inexplicable. Any scientists want to explain this to me?
I also really like the patina colored algae on the bottom of the pool with its random dot pattern created from tossed coins.
I couldn’t decide which design I like the best. Please vote!
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Here’s the art broken down into steps:
Step 1: Acrylic Painted back ground
Step 2: Gouache painted lily pads
Step 3: Filled and made into a layout
Step 3: Ink and watercolor lily pads
Step 4: Gouache painted shadows
Step 5: The miracle of photoshop for combining the layers, shifting colors and opacity. (See above for finished pieces).
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