Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Washed in Gray Green

"18th St.Rain"       SOLD
oil on board, 2009
8" x 10" (20.32cm x 25.4)

With our unusual lingering winter, cooler temperatures, and sporadic rain it seemed appropriate to post a rain painting. By this time of year it's typically in the 70's (at least in So Cal) but the cold air persists.

Despite the fact that we don't get rain like other parts of the country I've always liked rain and weather images. Painted late in the day, the sun struggling to shine and gleaming off the street, it's the kind of rainfall that alternates between drizzle and those huge scattered drops, never quite committing to a downpour. Just enough to keep things wet and wash over the landscape in grayish green tones.30
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