Monday, February 8, 2010

Pasadena Freeway

I'm not sure I ever finished this painting, but I'm pretty sure I gave up on it since it's been over five years since I've touched it. I could do the palms trees MUCH better now. It has the car perspective problem.

I like the subject of the painting. It's kind of iconic. I've been making this drive several days a week for over twenty years. And from ages three to - I don't know - maybe eleven - I took this ride once or twice a weekend. We held our breath through all the tunnels, or at least we faked it. That was then. One of the cars is my former '62 Impala; one is trying to be my husband's former '82 RX7.


  1. this has always been one of my favorites mom. sorry i forgot to comment on this lovely birthday post.

    I love you immensely, and have difficulty expressing the reasons or extent to you directly.

    This blog is a really great thing, and I'm going to continue to promote it until you've got more celebrity than you know what to do with.

  2. and I miss both of these cars, in some way