Hillside Natural Area From End of Portola Dr.

You learn the most interesting things by doing a Google search with the names of a city's streets. The historical societies websites pop up, and also, the minutes from city council meetings past. And that's how I learned that I painted a former quarry by the name of Hutchinson. The story is fascinating, given that the entire street still shows traces of its past.

In any case...this was a difficult acrylic to finish. I devoted a total of seven hours to it. Somehow, it demanded a more thorough treatment than others I do in half the time. I also used a much larger canvas than I normally use, 24 x 36". I had fun painting in the company of Milada, Ling and Kendall.

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