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This is my second painting of Golden Gate Bridge, and to date the largest at 57 inches by 21 inches in the included frame by a noted San Francisco framer. It is an oil painting on a custom linen ground. I call this painting sky quake because of the turbulence and contrails in the sky above the bridge. It was painted between 2008 and 2010, taking 2 years to complete due to drying times for the transparent pigments.
I am a native of California, returning to reside here in 1999 after careers in the military, theater, historic building restoration and writing. I have been dedicated to painting since 1992. In over 20 years I have taught myself to paint by studying great works from around the world that exemplify the styles and techniques of every age, by reading artists' first-hand accounts of their own experience and processes and by going to the easel each day to develop the ...