Painted this morning on a bench in Coronado.
Painted over breakfast in the Mission. With gray fog shrouding the skies overhead, everything was bleached and pale.
We agreed this building was a polluted seafoam color, and that it would be much better in the painting to change it to a nice, clean seafoam color.
Bougainvillea in a North Park alley, in San Diego.
The San Diego Museum of Man and California Tower seen from the Cabrillo Bridge- beautiful historic architecture in Balboa Park.
Gray skies over the old buildings in Balboa Park, San Diego.
Painted over morning coffee out the window of Starbucks in Golden Hill. Eventually I moved out onto the patio, since it was a beautiful February morning.
I think this building’s being torn down for a parking lot and eventually a high rise in Little Italy.
I think this apartment building in Hillcrest/U Heights is probably from the 60s, since Modern design from that decade was more delicate. Whenever it’s from, it’s a cool place.
Decayed Modernism is so prevalent in southern California. Modernist architecture, urban planning, and design had mostly utopian ideals, trying to make people’s lives better through design. Did it work? I’m not sure, and there’s something poignant about the irony of those high ideals contrasted with buildings in disrepair.