Painted on location at Sunset Cliffs.
Today I dropped off the Toyota for more repairs. (It was feeling neglected) On the way home, I stopped at Lake Murray to paint and walk in the balmy afternoon.
The eucalpytus grove down the street, on the edge of Balboa Park.
Saturday, please join me at North Park Festival of Arts!
I’ll be in booth J-24 in the Juried Artists area.
May 18, 2013
North Park Festival of Arts, North Park, San Diego
On University Ave near Iowa St.
Saturday May 18
A grey day.
I started this painting, and got to here when it started raining. Normally, I’d come back another day to finish, but then I decided I loved it as-is.
And I thought, this is probably one of those where you put one more brush stroke on it and it doesn’t work anymore.
This was kind of a magical sunset, because first the trees went blue in the gathering night, with everything backlit by the setting sun at the top of the hill.
Eucalyptus trees washed with gold in morning light, San Diego. I like to walk here in the morning, with different vistas of meadow and forest opening up.
Climbing a steep hill in the woods, with twilight painting the Western sky.
The eucalyptus trees in San Diego are some of my favorite painting subjects.
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I love the soaring, graceful lines and cathedral-like vaults made by mature eucalyptus trees.
Like the iconic Washingtonia palm, eucalyptus isn’t a native species to the California coast. Because of that, there’s been a backlash in recent years about planting both these beautiful trees along streets and in parks and neighborhoods.
I can see the logic, though I wouldn’t say I agree with it… because I love these trees!
This stand of eucalyptus is on the edge of Balboa Park, and leads into a Hillcrest neighborhood of gracious old homes.
This is the second painting in a series of 3 plein air pieces I’ve been working on in Balboa Park in the shade of the eucalyptus trees. I’m hoping to finish the last one tomorrow.
I’ve been working on a series of three plein air paintings of this location in Balboa Park. I love the combination of colors and the hot sun contrasted with the cool, deep shade of the eucalyptus trees.
As a pale, freckly person, I like to paint in the shade. 😉