With my oil paintings I like to get across whole concepts,
but with watercolor I crave for some Specific details. (Fri Hunt)

1) This tower in Balboa Park (San Diego) has beautiful details in Mexican building style with tiles. The big arches for the staircase and bell fry could count as door openings,
but have a regular door more below.
Can you see the stairs through the Arch? In Dutch we have a specific word for that –
(One Word Sunday: Through, Randomosity: The Good, )





© Watercolor, 6 x 9 inch, Balboa Park Quadrangle and Tower, St Germain

2) HAPPINESS IS … whenever I go out for the day, to have a 6 x 9 inch sketchbook in my purse, and a tiny field palette to start a watercolor. The secret to a good watercolor is to have a plan beforehand, so the lines and colors give a CLEAN impression
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3) In the process of finishing this watercolor, also discovered the beautiful details of the window of this Quadrangle building (the top of this building is in the first image, next to the tower)
(One Word Sunday: Flag, Randomosity: the Random, Tue Treasure, )





Fri Hunt
Begin with …D – Details part of Title of this post ( 1),  Weeks favorite: Palms (6), Photographer’s Choice: Quadrangle building (3)                                                                         

4) a quick shot before buying a pound of coffee beans here in the awesome coffee and tea shop here:)
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5) Thursday Door and Reflection. Had to compromise here. When adding light (PS), the reflections were barely visible. But since the door has the same design as on the top,  I chose to darken this view.
(Thurs. Doors, Weekend Reflection)





6) A speaker who grew up in Canada recalled in his speech palms making such an impression on his grand mother of “his only wish in life” wanting to see palm trees, that she took him to a nursery. Now, in his thirties he finally saw palm trees in the landscape in California.

His story reminded me that when we live somewhere after a while, we take the landscape so for granted, that I took a few shots of palm trees.
In Holland , my country of origin, they only can grow indoors!
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33 Comments Add yours

  1. Debbie Smyth says:

    A great “through” shot for One Word Sunday – I thought you were in Madrid at first! Thanks for joining the challenge again Jesh, and have a great Sunday

  2. jesh stg says:

    Similar building styles, eh? Love their bright colors and that they make everything look artful!

  3. fun60 says:

    Like your choice of photos this week especially the tower.

  4. Tamar says:

    The drawing is so lovely!

  5. Love this watercolor! BTW, I think the tree at the Huntington in your other post is a baobab.

  6. Wonderful photo’s Jesh but your painting is not only amazing but also gorgeous, what a talent you have

    Have ♥-filled ABC-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

  7. lesliebc says:

    Always enjoy your photos and paintings! The Canadian friend should have flown to Vancouver where there are lots of palm trees! Most people don’t realize that our climate is much the same as San Francisco’s.

    abcw team

  8. mpuppal says:

    A joyful collection of photos.Love your painting!

  9. Roger Green says:

    I’ve BEEN to Balboa Park! Cool.


  10. Lea says:

    Lots of great photos! Beautiful flowers. and your watercolor of the tower and dome is wonderful!

  11. Pieni Lintu says:

    Nice shots 🙂

  12. No palm trees outdoors here in the Chicago area either, Jesh. 🙂 What a beautiful tower and you have a lovely rendering of it, too.


  13. As an artist you see things most of us don’t….especially all the details! I love your art! Hugs!

  14. Balboa park is gorgeous and so is your painting! What a talent, you are! Thanks for linking up today!

  15. Peter B says:

    I guess you traded windmills for palm trees!! I really love the spanish architecture at Balboa Park. We got a good look at them from the sky tram at San Diego Zoo when we took my granddaughter recently.

  16. Norm 2.0 says:

    Nice collection this week. Good job in recovering the reflections on the door shot.

  17. Eileen says:

    Hello, I love the beautiful palm trees. Love the tower and watercolor. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  18. Your watercolour is beautiful, Jesh, and I love that door with its decorative ironwork.

  19. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Jean! So that was a big feast for the family – how fun! A beautiful area! What was the chance of you renting a place with doors on the wall:):) – how serendipitous!

  20. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Norm.

  21. I know, and I only discovered it on the day we were leaving, Jesh.

  22. Betty says:

    It sounds like painting forces you to take a good look and see all the details. I think I miss a lot because I’m in a hurry most of the time.

  23. Mascha says:

    What a nice watercolour from this famous building with tiles – well done! We in German have a word too…and I like to climb all stairs in towers and look from high above.
    Thanks for joining, enjoy your weekend

  24. Love thst tower and dome building and your Water colour of them certainly picks out all the DETAILS in them. Have a great weekend.

  25. Lydia C. Lee says:

    Isn’t it interesting how other languages seem so much more complete than English….

  26. Thank you for explaining the thought process and love your artwork……hugs…Michelle

  27. Your photos are great, but I absolutely love your watercolor. So beautiful!

    Have a blessed week. 🙂

  28. narami says:

    I love your art jesh! It’s beautiful. Love the dome structure too, so much detail! Hope you have a great week!

  29. scotiaspinner says:

    Well we definitely don’t have palm trees up here in Eastern Canada. They might have some on the west coast – I’m not sure. It doesn’t get as cold there as it does here, but probably still not warm enough for palms to survive. Some people have indoor palm trees (small ones) as houseplants. Love the watercolour!

  30. jammy7000 says:

    Fantastic shots, Jesh, and I love your painting of the tower at Balboa Park.
    Many thanks for joining me at the Travel Tuesday meme.

  31. Teresa says:

    I love the building and your watercolor rendition of it. You are very talented. Beautiful flowers! Thanks so much for joining Friday’s Hunt. Sorry I’m so late to visit this week.

  32. I love those yellow flowers, Jesh.
    Thank you for joining the Floral Friday Fotos meme, I hope to see more of your photos in the weeks ahead!

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