12×9″ oil on linen panel
One weekend on a painting retreat I found myself searching for someplace to set up for the morning. The list of options was so great it was difficult to choose where the perfect spot would be. Heading back again to the town of Point Reyes, I considered a few views, but I decided to drive on to the town of Inverness, CA. I happened to see a few other artists painting the Tomales Bay. I just did not want to paint the expected views. I turned the car around, and OMG the trees were golden in the light. This was the spot. There was a wonderful place to pull my car over so that I was not in any ones way. This was a side street, with two of the sweetest homes. I was into my work, when someone walked up to me. She was the restaurant owner of Vladimir’s and she said it just made her day to look out of the window and see me painting. She offered me a hot cup of coffee and we both had smiles on our faces when she left to go back to her kitchen.