Another in my Home is Where the House Is series, this time a small apartment building in Laguna Beach, CA, on Gleneyre St. I added the bus from another shot I took down the street. I had to add on-street parting to this section of Gleneyre, which actually doesn't have it. So I added one of Laguna's ubiquitous & usurious parking meters from yet another shot. I recolored the bus slightly to harmonize with the apartments, and the sky above. And finally I trimmed the hedge to razor straightness, though I missed a couple branches.
This painting is of a house (or perhaps apartment building) in Encinitas, CA. It is across the street from the Self Realization Center, founded by Pramahansa Yogananda. In the gift store for the SRC, I noticed a stylized depiction of the Bodhi tree (under which Buddha achieved enlightenment) that had a shape similar to the topiary in front of this house. So there is perhaps a connection. The trimming of these trees might serve as a form of meditation. Regardless, I could not resist the challenge of recreating it in paint, with more or less success.