I was standing in the tree-planted median early in the morning while I painted this. I love the name Normal Street.
This piece almost went into my show at the Lyceum Gallery… opening tonight!
It’s a painting started “en plein air” (painted outside on location) on Normal Street in Hillcrest. This is the spot at one end of the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market.
Early morning, before the traffic gets heavy with people going to work, is a nice, peaceful time to paint. I didn’t manage to finish this one before things started getting hectic, with people waiting outside the DMV and streaming by in their cars, ready to hit the highway on their way to their jobs. So I finished it later in the studio; I often work this way.
“Places Here” – Art Reception: 6-8 PM.
Please join us at the Lyceum Gallery in downtown San Diego for the opening of my show, “Places Here.” It’s an exploration of San Diego’s urban neighborhoods, old houses, and hidden alleyways. (Please click here for more info.)