About This Painting
A while back I started a couple of paintings en plein air down by the creek near Broad Street in San Luis Obispo, CA. It’s downtown, north of Higuera.
I finished one of them months ago. It was the view looking west. My own mother bought that one. She said she “had to have it” since it was a place my late father and she would stop for lunch when traveling south. They moved to the South San Francisco Bay during my second semester in Art School, and though Interstate 5 running through central California is 1.25 hours faster, they always took the slower SR-101 to Southern California since it is the more beautiful route. About 3.5 hours into it, it’s great to stop in beautiful San Luis Obispo for a respite.
Now I myself am in San Jose, and when I head south to visit my kids, I take the 101 through SLO, too, and I make it a habit to stop off at this creek.
This is the second painting I started down in that creek area. This is the view looking east, and is equally beautiful. ◙