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“Redgate Ranch Afternoon”


Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 16″ x 12″
Year: 2016

Painted in the early afternoon just as things were getting started at the Redgate Ranch Music Festival near San Gregorio, CA. It was a hot day out there, I found the only shade I could and figured I’d make the most of it. I was nearly finished when a food truck rolled up, their generator exhaust vent just steps away. I thought I’d rush it to completion when I realized I was dizzy and very much felt like taking a nap. Fortunately I got out of there and breathed some real air for a bit instead of curling up in the corner and carbon monoxiding to my end. I moved the easel a bit forward out of the way of the poison burger fumes and wrapped it up. It was purchased on site with half the sale donated to Save the Waves Coalition.

“Free Range 1: Waiting for the Day to Warm Up”


Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 12″ x 24″
Year: 2015

Series: “Free Range: California”
Odometer: 23 miles
Notes: Kicking off the tour of California’s coast with some river time near the Oregon Border. Mornings have a bit of a chill that make swimming sound a little better… later. Like after this quick painting. Took a four hour swim with the family up the river right after this one.


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