Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Oysters, After"

8x8" oil on masonite - sold

This is my final oyster painting. I was really surprised by all the subtle color in the empty shells.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

"Oysters, Before"

8x8" oil on masonite - sold

It's almost time for the annual "Delicious"show at the Studio Gallery so I'm working on some food related paintings. This was painted from a photo taken at a roadside oyster shack on Tomales Bay.

Friday, February 15, 2013

"Clouds, Highway 5"

8x10" oil on canvas panel

I noticed something strange while traveling this stretch of highway 5 back in the early eighties. I was returning to college in a 67' VW bug with no radio. It was a ten hour trip. ANYWAY, I loved this drive. Miles and miles of open space. Nothing but rolling hills covered with dried grass.... and yellow umbrellas. Someone had randomly raised huge yellow umbrellas among the hills. It went on for miles. I later found out that it was Christo. It was very beautiful and I feel lucky to have accidentally experienced it.