I am displaying two paintings of the Uptown district of Oakland in the juried exhibition 'California!' at the Berkeley Art Center. It opens Aug 20th with a reception that evening from 5 - 7 pm. Join me there. The paintings both feature an old apartment building from different points of view at the corner of 23rd and Telegraph that is currently occupied by Rock Paper Scissors one of the founding members of the popular Oakland Art Murmur. Across the street are several galleries including Chandra Cerrito, The Johansson Projects and Hatch Gallery.
These works are some of my first painted on thin, hardwood ply. They represent a new chapter in my urban landscapes, as they were created using my new bike and trailer which I've outfitted to carry painting gear and plywood panels up to 20" x 26".
They eliminate the four F's of setting up to paint on city streets: parking Fees & Fines and Fossil Fuels.
In the back of the trailer (Below Left) you can see my easel and painting table on top of a narrow wooden box that carries the plywood canvases. Brushes and paints are stored below.
The easel itself (Above Right) has a wooden table that doubles as a protective carrier for a canvas and a paint filled palette when it is not attached to the easel. It was designed and built by myself and painter Marvin Dalander.