In the Studio Today... Mt. Tam Cyclist; Session #2

Sunday, July 19, 2009
Detail: "Afternoon Ride on Ridgecrest" 24" x 36", o/c. Painting in progress.

This is the second day on this painting for the Mill Valley Depot show, September 1st. I've had a postcard from MALT painter, Dana Hooper, sitting on my dresser since the May show. She paints with a palette knife which produces thick swatches of paint and a more painterly feel. For some reason, I was inspired to paint this cyclist with a knife today. More details to come, but I think I like the contrast of the foreground texture with the smoothness of the background. I used to paint more like this in college.

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