Happy Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for this year.
Now, the pecan pie is in the oven, and I’m looking forward to a wonderful day tomorrow with family and friends.
Thank you for joining me on my painting journey this year.
While I was painting this, two different neighbors offered their opinions about the ghosts. She said yes, there are ghosts in the mansion, he said no, never seen one in 10 years- you be the judge.
This was part of the “Great American Paint Out” with the Oil Painters of America. It’s always fun meeting other painters and today’s group paint was no exception.
In addition to the great old mansion, Sherman Heights where we met has beautiful city and bay views.
A nice old Victorian in North Park, San Diego.
My new-to me, circa 1905 cottage in San Diego. White picket fence and everything.
The strangely slumping house across the street. I painted this out my studio window.
At the Embassy Hotel, you can stay by the night, the week, or the month… at least that’s what it says on the sign.
This is the side of the building- the front of the building is in a Renaissance style, and it was built in, I think, 1914.
If you go this weekend, you can also enjoy the Greek Festival across the street at St Spiridon. I will be going tomorrow- as I am unable to resist Feta Fries.
A plein air painting of the Museum of Man, from the Laurel Street (a.k.a. Cabrillo) Bridge. This was one of those where the light was going and it was getting cold- almost 60 degrees in February, which is practically impossible to deal with and I had to zip up my sweatshirt- but I tried to get one more painting out of the afternoon and I’m glad I did. Who does not love these buildings? I left off some of the Baroque twiddles because there just wasn’t time, but I love the archways.
Oh, and there were street singers while I was painting this as well as another piece which I haven’t photographed yet, but hope to post soon. It was original, nice, tenor singing, a guy and a girl playing together. All in all, a great afternoon.
Ah yes, and one more thing. If you’re in San Diego Sunday night, I have a painting in this juried exhibition- En Plein Air International Exhibition. The reception is from 6-9 PM at L Street Fine Art in Downtown San Diego. It’s a convenient spot right off the Trolley line and with ample parking. Hope to see you there!