Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Blue House in Encinitas

This is "Blue House in Encinitas" 32 x 22 inches, oil on canvas. Encinitas is a coastal town that includes Leucadia and Cardiff-by-the-Sea in North County, San Diego. I've been driving the coast lately, covering Southern California all along the Pacific Coast Highway 1. I really liked this old house with a VW bus parked out front and the ocean off on the horizon. The place made me imagine that a beach philosipher might live there, or a surfing guru.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Arroyo Freeway Exit

"Arroyo Freeway Exit" is 12 x 16 inches, oil on canvas. I've painted another bridge on the 110 freeway before, the freeway itself is an historic engineering landmark between downtown LA and Pasadena. Constructed between 1938 and 1940, the parkway was designed for people to slowly drive along at 35mph and take in the view, considered to be leisurely and scenic. The old bridges on this stretch of road are amazing, I first saw them as I headed up to Pasadena to start college at the Art Center, they forever remained etched in my memory. This particular exit (31A) is for Orange Grove Avenue, early on a Sunday morning, a rare occasion without allot of other cars.