Yesterday, I had an opening reception to attend where my first "City Bike" painting(see my previous post) was a part of the exhibit "City Streets". I wanted to get the family out to see the exhibit, but with three wild boys, it is almost impossible to convince them that leaving the house on the weekend, or going to anything moderately cultured is a good idea. Boy, did the complaints fly free all of Saturday night and into the morning.
However, my plan involved all of us riding bikes in Golden Gate Park before the reception, which I thought would be fun and tire everyone out, so that by the end of the day, we could pop into the reception with little fuss.
|Riding bikes in Golden Gate Park on Sunday: Conservatory of Flowers in Bkg.|
It worked! We started out parking on 25th and Fulton, and riding into the thick of the SF AIDS Walk 2012. That was super fun to ride alongside thousands of people, dressed in matching t-shirts, cheering and happy. We stopped at the Conservatory of Flowers (above photo) where the marigolds and lawn were orange and bright, SF Giants colors, blazing a fun path for us to visit. We used the restrooms there and decided we would come back to see the dinosaurs and prehistoric plants another day.
|Golden Gate Park: Pedal boats on Stow Lake|
|Bikes on car: Polk St. near STUDIO Gallery SF|
What great news. It was the cherry on top of a perfect day, biking in the city with my family.
Now, inspired by this progress, I will head off to paint at least four new/unique city bike paintings by September for the show at Café Ross. Until then.... Keep pedaling!