I started this painting about a year ago for a show in San Francisco. I was intimidated by the complex composition, so I set it aside. I picked it up again a couple of weeks ago. The wide asphalt street, the grooves for the cable cars and magenta building on the right were challenges . . . but I finished and I really like the painting.
It's on display at Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos.
I was walking along West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz and noticed this little beach cottage with surfboards for sale in front of the house. I liked the color and composition of the surfboards in contrast with the small house.
The painting is in a show at Viewpoints Gallery called "Hello Summer" through the end of May.