Pismo Beach Building and Parking Lot


6"x4" oil on raymar panel. The first things that attracted me to this location were triangular shadows that crossed the parking lot and the white round sign on the building that said "Manakin Tattoo." Well, the shadows didn't even make it into the painting and the sign is so small that the type does not even qualify as ant scrawl. This painting does prove one thing: Presenting me with a relatively plain brick building and a plain asphalt parking lost is like giving a one-pound dark chocolate bar to a hyperactive child—plain surfaces are just another opportunity for me to spaz out when I paint. Where is Morandi's ghost when I need him? (And yes, I would love a one-pound dark chocolate bar. Nothing less than 72%. Pleeeeze.)
Posted February 1, 2012
sold • private collection west hollywood, ca

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