Clearing Skies….or something like that…

The airport in my hometown – Long Beach.  What’s really amazing is the height of those palms….I’m guessing they are at least as old as I am – which is amazing that they last that long, or grew that well and to great height.  Some palms are like weeds though, once they get going it takes a lot to bring them down….huh….kinda like some people…some grow to great heights – others – not so much.  And now that I’m at the reflection stage of my artistic process….I have no idea whatever possessed me to paint this (!?)

Clearing Skies, 2015, oil on canvas, 30" x 40"

Clearing Skies, 2015, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″

Never post after having more than one vodka…..

I do know my limitations…I past them about 30 minutes ago – but here goes….while painting today I was really concentrating on the juxtaposition of static objects against the movement found in nature.  I wasn’t planning on roughing in palm trees until some time later, but, my gut was telling me…..aw, something else.

work in progress, oil on canvas, 30" x 40"

work in progress, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″