Monday, July 13, 2009

Market Day

This is my first real series of paintings, small or otherwise. In this case, they are all 5x7, Arches 300 lb. cold press watercolors and colored pencil.

I have six planned and here are the first two.

Guitars, 5x7, watercolor

Baskets, 5x7, watercolor

The paintings are all based on photographs taken at our local Oceanside Farmer's Market . There are actually two markets on Thursdays -- the morning event and the Sunset Market from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and I know of no reason why I haven't been. Might get some pretty nice evening pictures there, too, come to think of it.

Oceanside still has that little beachtown feel to it, despite the fact that it's more of a city these days. These baskets are actually hanging not in a market booth, but a Johnny Manana's, just down the street. Johnny Manana's is THE place to go for burritos and beer for breakfast. Now, that might not sound much like breakfast to some of you, but you surfers and beach bunnies know what I'm talkin' about. Afterall, there isn't much difference between brunch and mimosas, or Bloody Marys, or screwdrivers, for that matter, than burritos and beer. Except, maybe, price and ambiance. I'll take cheap beach, any day!

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