I found a photo of a little shrimp boat in some shallow water with no intention of doing anything with it except study the reflections. Before I knew it, my "study" turned into this little painting. Bon Voyage!
The Yerba Buena Gardens is such a beautiful area of San Francisco. In one direction you can see skyscrapers and MOMA. In another direction you can see the Metreon and directly across from the reflection pond is the Contemporay Jewish Museum. It's a great place to grab a cup of coffee, sit on the bench and look at all the different types of architecture.
This is my larger version of the Russian Hill Market.
If I had the opportunity to be something other than an artist, I would choose to be an archeologist or a geologist. They connect us to the past and our beginnings. As a child I use to walk through freshly plowed fields in North Carolina with my family looking for Indian artifacts. This past summer while walking Mt. Diablo, I came upon several shell fossils. It's fascinating to me that I can walk in a place that has origins approximately 200 million years ago and still find these tiny treasures encased in rock and dirt. In case you think you've see this one before, you probably have. I've been working on this triptych for quite awhile and keep making changes. But I'm done now...at least for the time being.
West Coast Abstract Painter with roots to the South