Thursday, June 2, 2011

"Cannery Row, Monterey, California"

Oil on Panel
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It feels like it's been forever since I've done a little painting just to do a "daily painting"!!  Between preparing for a show and lots of illustration work, painting these little guys has gotten lost in the shuffle!  So, for getting my feet wet again, I chose a scene from a trip we took that included a walk along Cannery Row in Monterey, CA.  Naturally, my mind was filled with Steinbeck and also with trying to imagine what life was like there back when it was a working fishing area.  Even though that all seems so in the past, there is still a feel of an area that has lagged behind a bit, kind of touristy in a pleasant, kitchy way that has a charm of its own.


Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Beautiful bright colors and a lovely busy street scene.

Susan Roux said...

I really feel the heat of the day. I could use one of those... Very nice.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

A lovely painting Vicki and one of my all time favourite books and author! The loose undefined style is working here big time!!