The Penny Ice Creamery, Santa Cruz
original oil painting, 12x12, $350
The Penny Ice Creamery on 41st Avenue in Santa Cruz, makes small batches of delicious ice cream completely from scratch. There's an open kitchen where you can watch the process of making ice cream. They use flavors that change with the seasons and feature local organic ingredients.
Next door is Pink Godzilla, a sushi restaurant. I like the name and weird logo of a graphic pink godzilla on a surfboard. Together I think the buildings make an interesting painting with the warm and cool color combination. The people add life and movement to the composition.