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Monday, September 29, 2014
SANTA CLARA & OAK
This was painted during the Alameda Plein Air Paint Out last July/August. It was a very sunny morning and I backed up to the wall by Long's drug store across the street where I could paint in the shade for a few hours. I had seen this vintage sign for the old Towata flower shop with the mirrored wall behind it and thought it would be fun to paint an iconic Alameda image. The old red Chevy truck pulled up just as I began the painting. It made such a great color contrast and fit with the vintage look. I had to paint the truck immediately, as I had no idea how long it would be parked there, and sure enough.. it pulled away just as I finished getting it down.
9" X 12", Oil on panel, framed
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