Thursday, May 6, 2010
Bridge tender's house, Hawthorne Bridge
I painted a small study today on the sea wall next to the Hawthorne Bridge. I enjoyed trying to achieve that weird green of the Bridge tender's house. Some of my painting friends went on to Skidmore Fountain while I popped over to the Attic Gallery to see the David Dunlop exhibit. (Dunlop has a popular outdoor painting program on PBS). I got to visit with Diana Faville (the Gallery owner)--wow, was she warm and welcoming even though she doesn't know me from Adam and I was in my paint clothes. Diana told me that Dunlop has ties to Oregon and will be giving a "gallery talk" on Saturday. I hope I can get to that. I was impressed by how the Attic has lots of work up on the walls, but not so much to be overwhelming. Dunlop's work is plenty interesting...huge sailing ships where you don't expect them (like in wheat fields) and many paintings painted on unusual surfaces, such as gold leaf and aluminum. Well so...I had another artful day---what did you do with your Thursday?