The San Diego Pier Cafe, is a San Diego landmark, established at Seaport Village in 1980. It has a quaint New England-style look to it that made it a likely candidate for me to attempt a painting. I hope to actually eat there someday when I'm down in that area.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
My Grandad used to love to go serf fishing and I loved going with him. The most fun for me was walking on a near by pier to watch those anglers too. There was always so much action: bait flopping around in buckets, fish being hauled in, and seagulls everywhere looking for a hand out.
Summertime and fishing just seem to go hand in hand. I loved the look of these two brothers deep in concentration. Obviously, the older has one on the line and the younger brother is not all that excited for him. I hope it's not too long until they both have caught a fish that they can take back to show off to their Mom and Dad at the campground.
Friday, August 21, 2009
I've been inspired for years to do a painting where the people are being looked at from above. I got this idea from riding in an elevator with a mirrored ceiling. I was fascinated to look at people the way a bird would be able to see us. I used a photo that I found at a museum function and was able to use it as reference for my painting.
Monday, August 10, 2009
There is a Niger bird feeder outside my studio that I can see when I am painting. I never tire looking at these very colorful little birds. There must be thirty of them eating out there right now. It was easy to take a photograph as reference for this painting that enabled me to get a good likeness. Aren't they just the sweetest little things ever!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I love watching the cats who hang around the docks and wait for the fishing boats to arrive home. There is always some left over bait that is a prized tidbit for these Tabbies. This free meal varies depending on the days catch. Some days it's an hors d'oeuvre and some days a meal.