Until recently, this area was a parking lot, but now it’s a wide empty plaza, free of cars and perfect for painting.
Afternoon light. Oil painting of the tower and dome of the Museum of Man in San Diego’s Balboa Park. This is the second version of this painting- the first, plein air version, painted from the Cabrillo Bridge, I did in oil pastel.
I rarely work in oil pastel- I usually prefer chalk pastels because they layer so nicely, and it’s easy to correct mistakes.