My favorite vantage points in any coastal town are places where I can see the ocean beyond the houses. That way the viewer gets to 'visit' someone in their cozy abode and see just where it's situated. I've painted Calpella Street scenes over and over, but this one is a bit different as I parked my car near the post office and looked across Heidler field. This is the big field in the middle of town that has a path worn across it diagonally for all the high school kids to access the local deli at lunchtime. It's quite the busy spot as it's also next to the post office, so I saw all sorts of people walk by while I was sneakily painting in my car.