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San Francisco Painting Victorian Building The Mission

San Francisco Painting, Mission

San Francisco Painting Victorian Building The Mission

Mission Morning – for sale

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.

Balboa Park Painting San Diego

Balboa Park Painting, San Diego

Balboa Park Painting San Diego

From Cabrillo Bridge – for sale

The San Diego Museum of Man and California Tower seen from the Cabrillo Bridge- beautiful historic architecture in Balboa Park.

The Palms- Hillcrest 60s Building

The Palm, San Diego Painting

The Palm, San Diego Painting- For Sale

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.