Monday, July 09, 2018
"Sundown, Balboa Park", 16x20, San Diego, Balboa Park, architecture, San Diego tourism, museums, Maryanne Jacobsen art , impressionism
Balboa Park is an exceptionally wonderful place to visit when in San Diego. The museums and festivals are exceptional, and there's even an area designated for the artist community.
I originally tried to paint this scene en plein air, but became overwhelmed by everything that was going on in the scene. So I snapped a photo and used it for a reference. I loved the backlit late afternoon sky against the contrasting architecture of the buildings.
Don't miss the opportunity to visit the park if you ever land in San Diego!