Painted from the roof of my van. I put a platform up there just for this purpose. It’s great to return to places I’ve been before and see them from just a little higher up. To be honest though, I wasn’t all that into this scene at the start, even from my lofty perch. But when I am on the road, I am there to paint, so sometimes it’s just a matter of getting work done. Halfway through this one I really started to like where it was going. Funny how that works. Sometimes you can see a painting before even setting up the easel, other times you have to slog your way through the grays before something of interest emerges. It’s not always a picnic, sometimes it’s more like peeling potatoes in the galley. But either way the soup can be delicious if you’re hungry enough.
Artwork Title: "Not Exactly a Picnic"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2019
Additional Artwork Information:
Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 05/08/2019
Region: The California Coast > Southern California > San Diego
Road Trip: Maycember 2019
Parking Logistics: Paid Park Entrance Required
Vehicular Logistics: Painted from Roof Platform on Van
Anthropological Hazards: Surfers Are The Worst
Weather Logistics: Threatening to Rain
Tags: CHAIN LINK, FENCES, HAVE A SEAT, ICEPLANT, OVERCAST, PALM TREES, PARKING LOTS, PATHS, PICNIC TABLES, RIGHTS AND LEFTS, SOLD OFF THE EASEL TO A PASSERBY, STEPS AND STAIRWAYS, SUCCULENTS