“Because of Ken”

Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 24″ x 12″
Year: 2019

Notes: First morning of the US and THEM show I put together with 4 San Diego artists and 4 local artists painting all over the Trinidad coast. Ken Jarvela showed up early with no regard for where the rest of the crew wanted to paint and proceeded to bang out a 6 foot by 2 foot masterpiece of this rock pile from the parking lot looking south. I can’t seem to paint here without  showing Camel Rock in the distance, but it seemed nobody else wanted to paint this rockpile and I was really hoping our paintings would overlap each other’s in nice ways, so I took one for the team and while everyone else painted beautiful little pieces of the river making it’s way out to sea with Camel Rock in the background, I marched further up the river to paint Ken’s rocks and Camel Rock at once. It was a gray morning and with the rocks, beach and sky all shades of mostly gray it was tough to find motivation. Also beach level paintings are my kryptonite. Can’t stand em. I like some elevation, but again, this was a team effort so here I stood.

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