Our plein air group went to The Crystal Palace today. It was about 100 degrees F so everyone stayed in the shade of the building. That limited what we could draw. Next time we go, hopefully will be a cooler day. That way we can sit facing the building from the parking lot. I concentrated on one of the columns that is outside the grounds on the street and holds the Bakersfield sign.
I planned to go out to the sign and get a straight-on picture of it (the whole street is posted no parking). But I was going to pull over long enough to get the photo. I forgot. The only photo I got was at an angle. I don't want to attempt the letters at an angle so will wait for another photo before doing a finished drawing.
Next week we go to a private home with gardens. There should be plenty to sketch there.