This is an older painting, and I’ve always been fond of it. It’s of the flowering pears (maybe cherries) in Balboa Park.
I hope to do more paintings of the pears this year when they come into flower, which should be soon. I’m also very excited to have more mobility soon… may be buying a new truck! Well, used but new to me. I look forward to doing more paintings outside the neighborhood.
The coastal clouds rolled in at nightfall and turned pink with the city lights. This is from a series of plein air night paintings I did last year. Despite the winter chill (low 60s, brr!), it’s easy to get into night paintings this time of year, when it’s just about fully dark around 5.
The house behind this fence, beautifully bursting with bougainvillea, is for sale. It’s an old Craftsman with intact original windows- and no parking! For me, lack of parking is not a deal breaker (I travel by hot air balloon).
Pink Sky Palm Trees – California Landscape Painting
Landscape painting of 3 palm trees in silhouette against a night sky turned glowing pink from the lights of the stadium reflecting against the marine layer rolling in off the Pacific. This painting is from memory, trying to capture the colors of the evening landscape driving down towards Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley, San Diego, California. When I got home, I did a study in pastels, and completed the oil painting the next day.