This was a nice change from My more realistic attempts and allowed Me to use more intense,phsychedelic colours. I guess it has a strong Summer holiday feeling.
Marigolds are good, though here they're just an annual flower that can't be expected to last longer than 5-6 months, I try to invest my money and limited garden space into plants that are more permament But when it comes to flowering plants I tend to go for colours such as orange and pink the most, they always grab my attention
I google searched Balboa park and it looks great I even saw a lone Eucalyptus tree standing out in the middle of a garden, which looks healthier than any of the ones I see in my area where they are supposed to grow best It's always strange seeing Australian trees and plants growing in other countries, even just as the occasional garden specimen. Everybody wants what they don't get a lot of - all of my favourite plants are from all over the world except Australia But I will give this continent credit for being home to the Grass Tree westaust.net/photos/components… which looks like a cross between a palm tree and a Joshua tree, but they are rare, expensive and take a year just to add barely an inch of new growth, plus they have a low survival rate when moved from one area to another, so I reluctantly passed on getting one of those
In California too it was the less affluent areas that had them but still they made for a nice coverage better than a bare spot piled with junk. We had tree nurseries out in California and most of the Palms were juveniles. No one really had any babies, people want their trees now! When they redid the Railway Station in San Diego large Palms were brought in, thing is back in the 1940's there were Palms already! They were removed but with a change in attitude in railway travel there they are making the area again a very pleasant spot to be. Los Angeles Station always had courtyards where you could go and sit, Bird of Paradise, Ficus, and other flowering plants are there. Even during the decline of rail service the station and its plant life was attended to but not so much as now a days, its good to see this. The freeways out there are in many parts are landscaped, it is nice but I'd rather see light rail trams running and tear up the concrete and go to small safe electric vehicles--smart cars for city mobility. It could be done but Big Oil and politicians will fight anything like that. Its all about money--as usual and how much they can steal from the electorate.
Balboa park is awesome plus many guys go there and sun themselves--nice scenery no matter what!
These days I'm noticing new roads and suburbs are taking the importance of plants and gardens into account here too. No matter how much society grows and develops, I think people always like seeing some green in their urban areas. A city without trees or gardens looks grey and miserable no matter how well-maintained it is. These days I think developers know this and so they are using trees and plants as decorative assets to make new areas more pleasant to look at, people are willing to pay more to live in an area if it looks nicer after all Some developers in my area are even smart enough to plant the trees before starting the actual buildings, so that way the trees would have already started growing by the time the properties become available to buyers
Oil companies and politics are partially to blame for the severe lack of popularity in electric cars. But there's also a social stigma attached to them too which can't be blamed on anyone else but society itself. Electric cars are considered "wussy" cars to the self-proclaimed hot-rods out there who hate the thought of giving up their overpowered machines. But in a city environment where nobody even gets a chance to go faster than 50 - who really needs a car capable of going 300!
You have rekindled my interest in plants. Moving to Michigan literally killed it for me, a lot of Hardwoods and Junipers, few really true ornamental plants plus nothing here gives off an aroma when it blooms. I miss that very much. Bonsai would be nice to get into but our nurseries around here don't really get into it. It would be nice to have a Greenhouse but energy costs here and the weather make it a very expensive proposition. The best anyone does around here is to grow Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and maybe some Peas or Beans or Corn. Everyone has these in their gardens so there is no shortage of such.
In California that is the way our subdivisions were laid out. California is very landscape conscious. I know I appreciate even more since it isn't done here, too much snow and you have to have a place to put it. Now the big thing here is to put in brick sidewalks, come Winter the water seeps down the cracks and will push them up making for an unbalanced walk way, still they do it. A few new suburban areas here are getting some landscaping but mostly it is trees and brush that is around and people are left on their own to plant, sometimes with disaster results! Everyone has their own idea of what looks good and then there are some who just don't care. This in my opinion is not a pretty area but rather dull and boring, the houses are much the same, the house across the street from me is plain bone ugly but it is 60 years old as is my house, they didn't build here to be pretty just functional. Any place that has Winter and a depressed economy is the same through out the eastern U.S., unless your local economy is going good not much happens and that include upgrading the looks--too expensive and cities can't afford it anymore. Some our Parks are closed because of such.
Call me a wussy then, I don't need 300 horsepower or 300 miles an hour, just an Auto that has a good heater and runs well and easy to maintain. I don't need an ego booster or call attention to myself, know me not my car.
My house is about 60-something years old too in fact, all but one house on my street are pretty old, but it's a small street though and I think developers have eyes on it for the future since this town is growing and if it ever becomes a proper city, my street will be close to the centre and so it could be worth a lot in years to come. The land my house is on is worth more than the house itself I think
This picture is amazing.The colours in the sky that are being reflected to the sea's surface,colouring the waves as well.The clouds are simple,and the palms are very detailed.Overall,I see a combination of all the colours in this picture.Very nice done.
As for how strong your summer feeling is,I'd say it is way too much.Afterall,most of your landscape pieces have to do with a beach.If I were to analyse it more,I'd say that you love the sea very much,and whatever surrounds her.Plus,you like quite places that nobody ever went before.Your preferable time to visit the beach is right after the sunset.(I still take it for a sunset,because the sea is orange in the end,if it wasn't I may have taken it for a sunrise.)
I don't go to the beach often, but usually enjoy it when I do. I do think having people around makes it better (so long as it's not crowded) sinc eit can get quite lonely anywhere out in nature with no people. Though usually in my art I prefer to leave the landscape empty (drawing people is too hard ) I intended this to be sunset too
Maybe that's the main reason you draw it too much.You're right.It could have been this way.It looks better being empty,and for once I saw it right.But,telling the truth,you should make small figures with no many details.There again,most landscapes in art are without people.So,my fault again.
Its a right sight nicer than this place... the heat, humidity and stickiness is shocking... but yer, its a nice place to visit for a holiday
You can do my room xD cause I think I would just get upset with myself, and find it isn't good enough
aw.... I wanna take a vacation in a warm summer place like that!!!! That would be great. Looks kinda like a paradise since it winter here and I want to be WARM!!!!!!
Every day is the fist day of summer, unlike our climate here. Summer is too dry and turns everything brown and winter is sooo dam cold and still to dry to bring the 'green' back. Winter isn't any fun without snow like what You see in America or Europe, just cold and dry.
Well....I guess that lets You know how much I want to live in this picture right here, I bet You would agree.