Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I went up to Oceanside Harbor and painted looking back at the shops and a peek at the boat slips that are there. I couldn't get it entirely painted on location so some of this painting is done from a photograph I took and worked from at my studio the next day. I liked the lighting on the buildings when I started and from the photograph was able to capture that again to finish the painting.
8x10 oil on canvas board

Saturday, April 3, 2010

I recently saw a photograph of a Plymouth "woodie" and it brought back memories of my Grandmother's car. I was 10 or 11 at the time and I thought that she had the greatest car I had ever seen on the road. The early Plymouth wagons were called "woodies" because of their construction--some were called depot hacks. Mostly they were just called station wagons. It's a name that stuck--nothing exciting, just a good, plain descriptive title for a multi-passenger, cargo carrying motor vehicle which is a classic today.