Saturday, August 14, 2010
This three-acre plot of land is owned by the California Department of Transportation, for possible future construction of a freeway extension, which has been hotly contested for over forty years. After many years as a neglected vacant lot, it was envisioned as a community garden. Now it has become one. I chose my subject largely for the shade, because it was a hot morning. I think it's a pleasant painting but a little bland. I didn't think it looked all that much like it was painted on location. Perhaps it's the lack of sky, but anyway, I decided to include a photo of the painting on the easel. As proof. I'd be in the picture too, except I was taking it.