Tag Archives: Balboa Park

A Canyon Trail

There is a canyon near Balboa Park in San Diego that I have painted several times. It has a stark footpath that zigzags up to the mesa from the canyon floor. Runners and hikers love it and I do too. … Continue reading

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Wednesday Morning at Balboa Park

I sketched the Plaza de Panama at San Diego’s Balboa Park this morning. It was a quiet morning, and I wanted to capture that feeling in this sketch. I may go back Friday and do it again.

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Mesa’s Edge

One of the San Diego views that I particularly like is the view of the mesa beyond the cactus garden at Balboa Park in San Diego. We are in the middle of our dry season here in San Diego so … Continue reading

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Eucalyptus Grove in the Rain

My cousin Ann Lewis, who is an amazing plein air painter, visited me this past weekend. The weather was stormy but with only three days to paint together, we could not let the wild weather stop us from going out … Continue reading

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A Gardening Lesson

I went to the cactus garden at Balboa Park expecting to paint cactus. Instead, I was taken by a school group learning about public gardens. I watched them awhile and liked the way the students leaned forward as they listened … Continue reading

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A Yucca Plant, I think

I sketched today at Balboa Park’s Desert Garden. It is a delightful place on top of the mesa, full of succulents and cactus. Unfortunately, there are no name plates so I am not confident that this is a yucca. Regardless, … Continue reading

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Succulents at Balboa Park

The succulent garden at Balboa Park is a great place to paint this time of year. Succulents need a lot of sunshine so it can be uncomfortable to paint there during our warmer months. Now the weather is cool enough … Continue reading

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