Title: Fish and Mountain
Approximate Size: 30″ x 22″
I grew up very near a big mountain which had an effect, a positive effect. One of the most memorable moments in art school came in an experimental painting class with Arthur Okamura. We were painting outside- though working in a mode nothing like painting en plein air.
We were just working outside in a forlorn rail and river area near Berkeley in search of total accident and experiment in paint, nothing related to pictorial accounts of what we were seeing.
I came up with a very loose abstract mountain thing and had a feeling of elation, as if this is something that is me, not a picture of a scene. I have used the sense of it, the memory of it in various paintings and this is one I kept for us. This particular painting is Not for sale.