Thursday, May 5, 2011

San Diego - NFS

"San Diego", 11 x 14 In, Oil on Museum Board NFS
This is the first painting I did in the Stuart Shils workshop in San Diego over the weekend. Even though he told me it was too complex and I should tackle a smaller area, it is maybe my favorite of all the paintings I did. Stuart is an amazing guy--funny, talented, talkative and ready to share so much. I'm not going to talk about what I learned, because that will take some time to figure out. But what I can say was that for me the three days represented a door. And I didn't expect to be in the middle San Diego by the Rite Aid--the original plan was to be in Balboa Park. But Stuart loved this location and it was both challenging and memorable.


  1. I can see why you like this one so much. It's so wonderfully simplified and the palette lovely. It reminds me of some of your paintings from Cornwall.

  2. At first I thought this was from Morocco. It has a Moorish feel to it.

  3. This painting has such a wonderful feel to it--loose yet compact, wonderful colors, and the composition is spectacular--yea for the location of Rite-Aid.