A Tree near Twin Peaks, San Francisco
Every wednesday morning I have been trying to escape and get away from the civilization and go landscape painting. Usually this involves scouting a random location, going there and hoping that there will be something good and interesting to paint. It started out simply by going to local parks near San Francisco (where i live) but the constant flow of people and dogs can get pretty annoying. The painting on the right was painted while standing on top of a pile of rocks, unaccessible by wondering dogs.
A decaying dock, Albany Bulb, Oakland
Below it is a study of a decaying dock at the Albany Bulb. The location seemed promising but we (me and Colin Nitta
, my painting companion), were facing many problems including overcast vs. sunny and changing tides, plus, of course, dogs running over our easels and getting sand and water on our clothes, paintings and food.
Rocky steep at the Bayview Park, San Francisco
We decided to find a more unpopular location next time. Went to treasure island. Unfortunately i don’t have a good picture of that painting.
So instead enjoy a painting painted the following week at the Bayview Park, near hunters point. Since it is so steep, there aren’t many people, and we found a place on the Daly City side of the park, overlooking the San Bruno mountain, with extremely steep walls of rock. We climbed down the walls of rock while carrying the easels and all the paints and food.
The following painting was painted on one of the steps, pretty difficult to access. Nobody else was there. One person did come by and ask: “Is there an easier way to get down there?”
“Nope. There isn’t”
*Come back next week for three more paintings and land-scapism stories.