Once and awhile Sharon and I like to go gambling at Morongo Casino in Cabazon. I play poker and she plays blackjack, we both limit ourselves to $100. I got played out early that afternoon so I walked across the way to a giant cement plant and the night guard was friendly and let me takes some night photo's. It was to dark so I didn't take very may good one's and have yet to do a painting from one of them.
When I was walking back to the casino I took a few shots of the Morongo gas station and ended up liking one shot enough to do this painting. I always wanted to do a gas station painting since I saw Ed Ruscha's gas station painting in a museum show when I was a child.
He was one of the few modern artists I liked as a kid because I could understand his images and his sense of humor. I took 35 years to do my gas station, better late than never.