First of a series of tiny paintings. Yolo Causeway Series.
This painting is part of a series of miniature dollhouse sized paintings of the Yolo Causeway. While my husband is driving, I snapped photos with my smartphone of the vast rice fields stretching across the width of the Yolo Causeway freeway. These photos then becomes references for the mini paintings.
There is a stretch of freeway that connects Davis to Sacramento. It goes over rice fields and when it rains it looks like a lake. A great place for artists…and hunters, though the two never meet. So whenever my husband is driving I snapped photos and paint.
John Natsoulas Gallery sponsored the California Paint Out. After viewing some of the artists onsite, I signed up.
The Amtrak Train Station is one of the most beautiful areas in Davis. Located just on the outskirts of the main downtown area, the architecture is southwestern – orange and tile roofing. Finding a subject to paint was overwhelming. There is so much to paint! So I focus on one thing that drew me – a palm tree. And right next to it was a bicycle shed.
That evening was the auction. To participate the artists paid $25 and must have a canvas stamped. My husband and I came early but left before the auction ended. The following morning I found out that it sold for over $100. Amazing!