Saturday, April 29, 2017

Old Town, San Diego

This isn't really a classic Old Town view; it's just a corner of the parking lot, with a passthrough to a walled-off area where they keep the dumpsters. But I thought the palm trees, the tile roof, and the warm, hazy light were so characteristic of southern California.

I did this gouache in the company of about 800 painters at the Plein Air Convention and Expo. And I filmed the making of it as a collab video with fellow YouTuber Stan Proko. I'll share that video in a couple weeks.

7 comments:

Adar Darnov said...

The California light is captured perfectly

Rich said...

Never been there in California - looking at "the warm hazy light" depicted in your picture, I'm rewarded.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Can't wait to see the video.

Susan Krzywicki said...

Yep. That looks just like our town...the light, the funky combinations of "stuff" and the Old Town vibe.

CC said...

So beautiful! The light is brilliant! ♥

Rebekah said...

Looking forward to the video! It was fun meeting you and your lovely wife at the convention. I love the light in this painting!

Stan Prokopenko said...

It was great painting with you James! Excited to finish up the edits and post the videos :) Your painting turned out awesome.