May 4, 2013

Afternoon Light

Oil/masonite panel
Plein air

Late afternoon is always a great time to be at Balboa Park.  Especially on sunny mild days.  The light is beautiful and shadows are longer. Though this scene is not the usual palm trees, museums and Spanish architecture the park in known for, there are parts of the park that is off the beaten path.  This view is off the Balboa Park exit from Hwy 163 north (but looking in the other direction as I walked against traffic to get there).  I'm guessing where the fence is was an on ramp to get onto the 163 south just before the Cabrillo Bridge.  What I like about this scene is that it doesn't seem like it's in San Diego, it could be in the mountains or foothills somewhere.

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