Artwork’s Story: This fountain sits near the heart of Balboa Park. It was a sunny San Diego Day when I painted and there are often markets that form around it on the weekends. I enjoyed the wispy eucalyptus tree in the background. Just as I was starting to paint a child ran up to the fountain with joy and I wanted to capture the moment. Minerals used include Serpentine Genuine , Piemontite and Hematite from Daniel Smith.
History of Fountain: The Bea Evenson Fountain, located adjacent to the Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater, is named after Beatrice Barker Evenson. She was born in Oregon, moved to San Diego in 1924 with her husband Frank, and became active as a civic volunteer. In 1967 she formed ‘The Committee of 100’ to raise money and provide civic leadership to restore Balboa Park, starting with the esplanade, Casa Del Prado and ultimately aiming for all the buildings on the Prado. The committee’s accomplishments include the complete restoration of the Organ Pavilion in 1984.
Archival Properties: Archival Properties: Original Watercolor using Mineral Infused Watercolors of Serpentine, Hematite and Piemontite Genuine. (*From Paint Manufacturer, Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors: Piemontite Genuine is a deep amethyst color in masstone and is produced from piemontite found in the hills of Italy.) Piece is available and comes Framed, Matted ready to hang. Frame is Matte Black Aluminum, Plexiglass, Archival Quality Mat, Colors used 100+ year lightfastness, wire hanging system. All pieces hand stamped with Artist’s Seal on back. Price of Artwork covers Framing. Great Gift for a Park or Fountain enthusiast!