Tag Archives: Balboa Park

Reflection Pond in December

It was a gorgeous December day in San Diego, warm, bright, and perfect for a painting trip to the reflection pond at Balboa Park. Before leaving the house, I had the thought to paint the pond with the Timken Museum … Continue reading

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Archer or Arches?

Balboa Park has a 30- acre archery range that winds its way under Cabrillo Bridge and along a canyon full of eucalyptus and palm trees. We painted at the target practice area at the start of the trail. It was … Continue reading

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Painter at the End of the Garden

Last Friday, after finishing ‘Because of the Gardeners,’ it was still early. I looked around thinking that I could at least get a good start on a second piece. I noticed how the walkways led to my friend, who was … Continue reading

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Because of the Gardeners

Balboa Park has become something of a steady date in the heat. Its shade, beauty, peace, and variety are a huge draw. Today I painted in Alcazar Garden, a formal garden with boxwood hedges and mature tropical plants. I was … Continue reading

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Across from Maintenance

Yesterday was so hot. We went to paint at Inspiration Point in Balboa Park but before we knew it, it was too hot to paint in the sunshine. One by one, we made our way down to a shaded pool … Continue reading

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A Tangle of Eucalyptus Trees

I brought this sketch home on Friday from Balboa Park, thinking I would rework it. I painted it in the middle of a sunny day, but it looks like it was painted at night. There was a paved sidewalk curving … Continue reading

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Reflections in the Lily Pond

I met friends early this morning at the lily pond in Balboa Park. Because the pond was in shadows, it dramatically reflected its surroundings. I got to work and did my best to capture it all.

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