Christmas Day, Coyote Creek

From April 2020, for a year, I posted on Facebook a painting each day as a brief diversion from the lockdowns and other bad news this year. Neglecting my weblog, I’ll post in the coming days some of my better posts. Some of these paintings are still available.

.”Christmas Day, Coyote Creek”, 22×28, oil on canvas.

I spent a year researching, scouting, planning, and painting the “Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley”. Many times I would spend a couple days researching a long forgotten niche in Silicon Valley, and then spend just a couple hours painting it on location.

I painted 60 paintings of 43 different creeks near where modern technology paved over and bypassed. After the year long quest, I wanted to keep going, but also wanted the quest to have a definite beginning and end. I thought, what’s next? Well, how about some studio versions of my favorite pieces from that year?

Today’s painting is a studio version of yesterday ‘s post of Coyote Creek Christmas Day. From the “Studio Karantena”.

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