Points North
New Paintings
Written by Jeremy Harper   
Thursday, 04 November 2010 01:19

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Pidgeon Point?
oil on canvas
20x24

 I had surfed in Santa Cruz a bit earlier and my bones hadn't thawed out yet. The sun never really came out that late October day and I had pretty much given up on painting until I got to Half Moon Bay's Great Pumpkin Festival. There were about a billion people there all trying simultaneously to get in there cars and head north right in front of me on Highway One. Two CHP's told me that I would be sitting in traffic until midnight and suggested I turn around and go back on the country roads over the coastal range. Back south I went, glancing at several paintable points as the last light came in strong under the cloud layer. If it wasn't for that horrendous traffic I would have never painted. I still am not exactly sure what this place is called.