I love Westlake though it was a bit run-down at this time in 2009. It took a long time to settle on a view. As someone who grew up in New York, the architecture and landscaping just seems so exotic.
I sat in the car to paint this. It took a few days. The neighbors finally couldn’t stand it and demanded to know what I was doing there. They thought I was an assessor and was going to repossess their house.