Another, recent oil on stretched linen painting 22" x 28." This one is based on a photo I shot of a farm road in Petaluma earlier this year, combined with a mother of pearl cloud shot near Oslo, Norway I found in an old book "Clouds of the World," by Richard Scorer that I bought in a used bookstore in Hawaii. The rest is imagination. I always like pictures of roads. They symbolize, for me, the endless possibilities in life.
Here is a recent 28" x 22" oil on stretched linen painting. I first went to Spain in 1969, for my junior year abroad at UCSD. When I wasn't studying at the University of Madrid, we took field trips and/or I hitchhiked all over the country. I took this picture somewhere in Spain on one of my trips - although I remember nothing about it. By googling "roman arch," I found another more recent photo of this same scene indicating it is in the village of Medinacelli in central Spain. Looking for new material to paint last month, I rediscovered my old slide, added a scan of a beautiful pink tree watercolor painted by Samuel Palmer in 1829 called "In a Shoreham Garden," and did a few other manipulations in Photoshop CS5 as a guide. My perspective is a bit off but the new painting is quite soothing in a fantastical kind of way - and it brings back nice memories.