From last year.
I think this is the first time I’ve ever put cars in a painting. Well, maybe I did in Spain but it’s been more than a decade, so I don’t think it counts.
Also, terrifying street to drive on, BTW. Let alone to park; kudos to those brave drivers.
I was very excited and honored to hear that this painting is included in the amazing 6″ Squared show at Randy Higbee Gallery. The opening Gala Artists’ Reception is Saturday, December 8th, from 5 to 9 PM. (102 Kalmus, Costa Mesa, CA Get Directions.) I’m looking forward to the opening next weekend, and if you are in Orange County, I hope to see you there!
I always liked the steepness of this street, with its pile of buildings crowned with giant, shaggy date palms and a Victorian commercial building housing a yoga studio. The street is lined with a mix of architectural styles, with Victorian cottages at the bottom, 1920s Spanish Revival buildings that house holistic healing places halfway up, and an awesome 1960s Modern library on the opposite side.
I wound up choosing this vantage point because it was the easiest place to park while doing laundry. Lugging the laundry up the hill was not fun, but it was the perfect place, it turned out, to paint.
Also of note, there’s a great Naples-style pizza place right around the corner.
On to other topics.
I’m also excited to announce a solo show of my urban landscape paintings at the Lyceum Gallery!
The Gallery is located at the San Diego Rep Theatre lower lobby, in Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego. The show will coincide with Clybourne Park. Opening night and reception, Friday January 18; the play starts at 8 PM. More details to follow.
Painted from life in Golden Hill, overlooking the crisscrossing freeways and towers of downtown.
I like to get out of the studio and paint the city of San Diego and the places I travel to.
San Diego landscape painting of a lot near my house in Hillcrest.