Tag Archives: mid century

Bi Rite Bi-Rite San Francisco Mission Dolores St

Bi-Rite, Mission, San Francisco

Bi Rite Bi-Rite San Francisco Mission Dolores St

We picked up lunch here at the Bi-Rite on the way to the Legion of Honor. buy now

Julia asked the worker- sandwich chef?- what would travel the best. He had a beard and San Francisco pallor and gave the question very serious consideration before offering a measured response. He was obviously an expert (albeit in an obscure subject), and I liked how seriously he treated his sandwich creations, which really were excellent- perfect rustic baguette, salty prosciutto, creamy fresh mozzarella and basil or arugula or something.

Also I’d like to mention that the guards at the Legion of Honor did not care that we carried an entire box of wine into the museum. Later in the day after much time on buses and through different foggy microclimates, the guards at the De Young also did not care that we brought half a box of wine into the museum. Only in San Francisco, probably, god bless them.

A pretty great day.

San Diego Watercolor Painting

Roof With HVACs, San Diego Watercolor

San Diego Watercolor Painting

HVACs in Kearny Mesa- for sale

Due to falling sky junk/ pebbles thrown by the wheels of a semi/ or something, my windshield had a giant crack in it. This seemed to me like a safety issue. So I drove up to an area called Kearny Mesa to get it fixed, or rather replaced because there was too much damage.

Kearny Mesa is one of those sprawling suburban places but it has a few things going for it:

1. Korean and Japanese supermarkets.
2. Mid Century Modern commercial buildings everywhere.

After dropping off the truck at the repair place, I wandered off in search of something to paint and found this roof studded with about a dozen HVAC units. I thought it was really cool looking.

Mission Hills Painting San Diego Watercolor

Mission Hills Watercolor, San Diego

Mission Hills Painting San Diego Watercolor

Liquor store on the corner- buy now

Just painted this one at breakfast. One slight snafu when a very pregnant woman illegally parked in the red zone, blocking my view with her Prius. But she got her coffee and left quickly!

Hillcrest Watercolor Painting

Hillcrest Cityscape Watercolor

Hillcrest Watercolor Painting

Hillcrest Watercolor: For Sale.

I love this mid century building. I’d guess it’s from the late 1950s, but it could be the 60s. It used to be a Chicken and Waffles restaurant, which was a lot of fun. Painted from across the street at breakfast.

It’s been a while since I’ve worked in pen and ink, highlighted with watercolor, and getting back into this medium feels wonderful and free.

Hillcrest Watercolor Painting


Art Reception: Friday January 18 from 6-8 PM
We’d love to see you at the opening reception for my show, “Places Here,” at the Lyceum Gallery in downtown San Diego. Please join us for wine, refreshments, and 28 urban landscape paintings of San Diego. (More info and directions)