End of Fairview Dr., El Cerrito

Loads of gel were employed in this 16 x 20" acrylic. The incoming fog made it easy to manipulate the thick layers, as it took a long time for the them to dry, and this allowed me to try out things such as the right value for the sky.

I finished it in my studio from memory, and almost two weeks later, I believe it really gives a feeling for El Cerrito. I think of a dark poem by Melissa Hansen, The Suburbia of our Discontent:

..the view of houses
lonely and forgotten
for she is alone
in a group of
the same...

1 comment:

  1. I agree. I love the grassy mass contrasting with the little boxes of the houses.