A GROUP OF ARTISTS PAINTING ON CALIFORNIA'S NORTH COAST.
the composition & colors give this so much energy, yet it's deceptively simple! i really like the highlights, too! thank you!
Nice piece, the colors are very satisfying and bold! You probably already know about the painter David Park?http://www.google.com/images?q=david+park&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=RwpoTJ-gKI-CsQOBosClDQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CDcQsAQwAw&biw=1361&bih=660He had a similar sensitivity.
love this. as far as portraits, I'm going in a similar direction, minimal face detail, just shapes. nice grey/orange/ochres.