Oil on Wood 16x24
Without realizing it I've got a series going on Long Beach. Here is another pumper field with a bunch of Palm volunteers. I went really pushed on the color this time. It's sort of a nod to one of my Russian painting hero's Sergei Bongart. As many of you know he was known for his vibrant color palette and vigorous brush strokes. If you don't have his book by Mary Balcomb, I strongly recommend it. It's still amazing to me how big oil has kept Long Beach a "poor" beach town. Seems impossible these days to not have a beach town overdeveloped and filled with rich white people. My shows coming up fast on the 22nd I hope you can come.