Paintings from an East Bay group of landscape artists working outdoors.
Boynton St., Berkeley
The narrow Boynton St. snakes its way through the Berkeley hills, leaving little space for neighbors to park their cars. We had to set up shop on the sidewalk. Others tried the stairs leading from Maryland to Boynton, striving to capture a view of the bay. This was a smaller oil, 16 x 20." I used a lot of stand oil to work faster than usual, since I had challenged myself to get all nine cars in this painting. I worked from the background towards the foreground, from the more distant cars to the closest ones. By the time I got to the Volvo in the foreground, I was tired.