Torrey pines by the ocean in La Jolla, California. For sale
I wanted to paint this hillside because it reminded me of Monet’s series of paintings of the Customs House at Varengeville.
Monet worked in series, capturing the same thing in different light effects. Some of these paintings are here in the USA, and you can see them side by side. There are several of the Rouen Cathedral paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and several of the Haystack paintings at the Getty in LA.
But I think the Customs House paintings are scattered. We have one here in San Diego at the SMDA, and I just saw another at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. It was the one at the Legion of Honor- a riot of pinks during a blazing noon- that made me think about this place in Torrey Pines.
Golden light in Torrey Pines, Del Mar, California.
What I love about these trees is the way, when they are planted in certain places the wind sculpts them into undulating, twisting goblin shapes. They remind me of trees in a Japanese garden.
A perfect morning just off the UCSD campus in La Jolla. I’d come here to paint the ocean, but got captivated by the canyon instead.
Art Reception: Friday January 18 from 6-8 PM
Please join us for wine and refreshments at the opening of my show, “Places Here,” at the Lyceum Gallery in downtown San Diego. The show will feature 28 urban landscape paintings of San Diego. (More info and directions)
Kayaks drawn up on the beach in La Jolla. This is such a tranquil spot.
And unlike Black’s Beach, no need to climb down what must be thousands of feet of cliffs. 😉