Apr 28, 2014

Freeway Sunset

This is a 12x16 of a freeway at sunset.  Just under the I5 North at the Pacific Highway on ramp at the bottom of Washington Street.  This area has some cool industrial elements like concrete tubes, old trucks, feral cats, etc.  I have painted plein air there a lot.  Recently the city has been cleaning up the area.  Bummer for me.   I was super attracted by the snake-like thrust from the shape of the bridge, and the colors of sunset really made it interesting as well.

Apr 11, 2014

My Dear Friend

This incredible lady is Ruth Savig. I have called her incredible since I was 16 years old. She's the first person who really encouraged me to do art, and eventually was my first mentor in scenic painting for the theater back in high school. I remember her bringing me art supplies back then as we simply could not afford them. One of my favorite persons in this world. This depicts her in a pensive moment in her painting duds. Been thinking about her more than usual because her husband passed away a few weeks ago. It was a spiritual experience doing this portrait of her. 8x10 - Oil - Linen