Tuesday, June 10, 2008
French Hotel, Berkeley
This is my latest watercolor and is based on a photograph I recently took on a trip to Berkeley, Calif. It is the French Hotel which is a small quaint place close to the UC Campus. I passed it every day on my way to school in the 1960's and never noticed it. Painting forces one to see things one would overlook otherwise. I used very little water for this piece in order to achieve the bright colors. I am trying to learn the style of Charles Reid, one of my favorite contemporary painters. I like it so I will probably focus on watercolor this summer.