This one’s from back in October, but I’d neglected to put the telephone wires in.
A kind person gave me an entire box of miniature bundts to eat/paint. They went with a ghost baguette. Let them eat cake, you know.
Painted on location on a beautiful San Diego day.
A pair of buddies in North Park. I don’t know when I painted this. I found it in the trunk of the car.
I thought of this as “No Parking” but I guess the red diamonds are really a “Don’t Crash Down this Cliff” warning.
This summer I took a trip to Boise and then up to a mountain town called McCall. The green landscape surprised me and I found it very inspiring. I’ve already posted most of the pictures from that trip that were successful.
This one was less successful at the first go so I tried to push it in a different direction when I got back to San Diego. I thought about painters like Daubigny or Diaz who reworked a plein air hot mess into a successful studio landscape for one thing. And another, I thought of European classical landscapes. Even though there are no Roman ruins or dancing nymphs here, I was re-reading Game of Thrones and found it easy to picture this rugged landscape as the setting for parts of Westeros.
I really like exploring these alleys.