Almost Home

Almost Home
Oil on Canvas

This painting will be available for auction this weekend.  The Gala is our kids' school's BIG fundraiser of the year.  It's a great evening with live music, fabulous food and a lively auction.  I'm happy to be part of it.

About the painting:  most of us who live in the Santa Cruz Mountains have a common experience... driving up Highway 17.  For those of you who are not familiar with our commute, this highway is essentially a steep and narrow mountain pass that connects Silicon Valley with the coast.  It takes some skill and fortitude to drive this road, as it's fast, narrow and the concrete barriers come right to the edge with essentially no "breakdown lane."  Throw in the occasional distracted driver, wayward deer, mountain lion or mud slide and it's a commute that is not for the faint of heart.  This painting depicts the curve in the road right before the Summit exit.  This is the exit that for many of us is a transition between life in "The Valley" and life on the Mountain.

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