Aug 29, 2013
Marian Bear park is a place where you forget that you are in San Diego. Because the park is so tranquil, you also forget that 2 major highways straddle the east and west side of the park. Natural San Diego at its best! Love painting there, no doubt about that. In the mornings it's so colorful, with the light raking in and softening the foliage. When I'm in the mood for something non architectural this is the place. Plenty of little critters to keep you company as well.
Aug 23, 2013
Since the first "Bread & Cie" painting sold, I was asked to do another for a couple that relocated from San Diego to Oregon. They wanted a piece of San Diego to take with them and this café was a favorite spot of theirs for many years. Ahhh the memories. But now they own a piece of San Diego real estate. This version is different from the first one I painted (click here) as the view is farther away and at a slight angle. I like the way the cars help to frame the painting.
Aug 15, 2013
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There are tons of beautiful farms nestled in the valleys of Darien, Colombia. I was fortunate to have stumbled upon this one. On this day the clouds were hanging low and the air was breezy and refreshing. The terrain is amazing, with tall rolling hills and lush green meadows, with many lakes and rivers. I often think how much fun it would be to get a group of artists together and plan a trip to this area. The hotels and transportation are affordable and the people are very friendly. Truly a plein air painters paradise.
Aug 8, 2013
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This is a typical scene of late for plein air painters in San Diego: marine layer, marine layer, marine layer. Usually this time of year the sun is out early in the day and paintings full of sunshine and shadows abound. But this year it's obviously different, and that's okay because I'm still doing what I love to do. Though most plein air painters I know prefer the sunshine, I can take it either way. Though I'm slow painter in general I can be a little more patient on overcast days because there are no shadows to chase and bright sun glaring upon me. This particular scene is at the bottom of Hawthorne near India Street. Looking forward to more grey paintings in the near future.