Painted on location in 104 degree heat. The interior of the Mezquita is one of the wonders of the world. Originally a Roman temple, the site later became the site of a mosque and eventually a Christian cathedral. Painting here was truly special.
Found this one by accident one afternoon and it was still up under gray skies the next morning when I had some time to paint.
This is from last October. I was staying in an old farmhouse in Tuscany.
I rented an apartment on AirBNB in Rome with a partial view of Castel Sant’Angelo, an ancient structure later used as a fortress by the Popes. The view was very partial, you could really only see it by peering over the neighbor’s patio through some kind of spiky screen covered in plastic vines. To get around that for the painting, I stood on the rickety metal steps to the roof with my easel in a planter box, on top of the crusty remains of departed flowers. In gale force winds, but I didn’t blow off.
Painted on location in Balboa Park last spring.
Some houses in the neighborhood.
A palm tree in the neighborhood. 10 x 10 inches.
Even successfully gave directions to a woman tangled in the maze of dead end streets while painting this.
Painted on location in Hillcrest.
Painted on location in Banker’s Hill.
Reception with the Artist
Friday April 7, 2017 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Please join us for wine and snacks.
February 4- April 28 2017 at Girard Gourmet
7837 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA.
in conjunction with the Athenaeum School of the Arts.
This spot is a few blocks from my place in Sherman Heights, a rapidly changing neighborhood overlooking the rapidly changing San Diego skyline.