| 26 June, 2012 13:35
Before the jurying results were in I began collecting reference material for this year's 50-50 show. Last year was my first time in this challenging but oh-so-very-fun process and I learned what a big job it is to create 50 paintings in just a few short weeks. So I was hopeful, deciding that even if I didn't make it in I would still go forward with the imagery I was selecting.
I headed over to Land's End, for I had read about the new Lookout Visitor Center there and wanted to check it out. The area was all spiffy with new walking paths that connect to the Coastal Trail. I walked partway down to the ruins of the Sutro Baths and looked toward the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance. Below, on the rocks, I spotted this Western Gull listening to the ocean's symphony while enjoying the late afternoon sun.
#2, Sea Gazer is an acrylic painting on an MDF panel. To see a larger version, click on "Original Art." (Typed text at lower right does not appear on original art.)