Thursday, June 5, 2008

Sutro Tower- Road Trip 08 (sold)

Sutro Tower, oil on canvas, 5" X 7", 2008

This was perhaps my most challenging painting experience of the trip (more so than the oven that was Palm Springs). It was windy as all get out-- enough so that I spent most of the time holding onto the easel with one hand while I painted with the other. The small format was an additional challenge when trying to convey the houses that crawl up the side of Mount Sutro. The sun was directly on my easel, and no umbrella to diffuse the light (too bright).

The view though... what a great view! I spent five or so days in SF with a dear friend. This was the only painting I did there. The rest of my time was spent relaxing, dining and touristing.

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