.Persimmon Dreams 40"W
I do so love to paint Persimmon trees in the winter. This painting is for the Santa Rosa Arts Council Competition, if the little tinnie entry form miraculously wasn't lost in the mail. Somewhat pedestrian, but I fear the world of art in Sonoma County is, for the most part, quite pedestrian, or trys too hard to be modern, probably in protest of the banal plein air paintings that seem to dot this coast in a North Bay fog of blandness. So I made a nice painting with an interesting surface-layers and layers and carving, but easy to look at without being too mind bendingly odd. I might add some reflected red light. Or not.