Painted on location in Clairemont.
We went to the Santa Ynez wine country for the weekend. My hope was to paint some scenic landscapes but I guess my heart wasn’t really in it and I wound up painting this. This was the town of Santa Maria, mostly just a string of strip malls with housing behind it, like so many small towns all over the United States.
Often the evening light here in Sherman Heights looks like Armageddon. Maybe it’s the fumes off the freeway scattering the light on the gleaming overpass infrastructure.
A Spanish new year’s tradition.